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The Crypts of the Deepening Moon were a series of vaults that held the remains of laranlors and laranlas (kings and queens) from the ancient moon elf realm of Ardeep.[1]

GeographyEdit

The Crypts were located in the heart of Ardeep Forest, shown above, circa the Year of Wild Magic, 1372 DR. In the time of Ardeep's greatness, over one and a half millennia before this map, the forest extended from what became Neverwinter Wood in the north to the Trollbark Forest in the south, covering much of the northern Sword Coast.[2] The Crypts were just northwest of the Green Glade, between two forks of the Ardeep River.[1]

DefensesEdit

When the realm of Ardeep dissolved in the Year of the Lamia's Kiss, 615 DR, most of the remaining elves departed for Evermeet,[3] and left behind baelnorns and green warders to guard their legacy. Three baelnorns and a whole host of green warders were set to guard the Crypts of the Deepening Moon against looters and defilers.[1]

Rumors & LegendsEdit

Stories and legends about the great wealth and powerful magic buried with the elvish royalty attracted expeditions funded by wealthy Waterdhavian noble families and independent, self-proclaimed adventuring bands. Few to none returned with their lives, let alone anything of value.[1]

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Eric L. Boyd (2006-05-03). Environs of Waterdeep (Zipped PDF). Wizards of the Coast. p. 4. Archived from the original on 2016-08-16. Retrieved on 2009-10-07.
  2. Richard Baker, Ed Bonny, Travis Stout (February 2005). Lost Empires of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 48. ISBN 0-7869-3654-1.
  3. Richard Baker, Ed Bonny, Travis Stout (February 2005). Lost Empires of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 138. ISBN 0-7869-3654-1.
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