History[edit | edit source]
Pilgrimage to Battledale[edit | edit source]
The god Tempus came to Faerûn in a ruined castle in Battledale during the Time of Troubles. Eldan and almost one-hundred of his followers rebuilt the castle, naming it the Abbey of the Sword. The Abbey of the Sword contained numerous portals in its many underground passages and entrances, and Eldan's followers took it upon themselves to guard them from intrusion.
Drow invasion[edit | edit source]
In 1371 DR, drow came through an unguarded portal deep in the tunnels of the Abbey. The Vhaeraun-worshiping drow of the Auzkovyn clan attacked Eldan and his followers, who fought fiercely, but ultimately lost. Eldan was devoured by a summoned demon, and the drow escaped into the forest of Cormanthor, opening another portal to bring more of their kin to Faerûn. The defenders of the Abbey were greatly reduced in number, and all attempts to resurrect Eldan failed. It was determined that as long as the demon that ate him still existed, Eldan could not be raised from the dead, or resurrected.
Appendix[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Ed Greenwood (January 1996). Volo's Guide to the Dalelands. (TSR, Inc), p. 42. ISBN 0-7869-0406-2.
- Ed Greenwood (October 1995). All Shadows Fled (Paperback). (TSR, Inc), p. 122. ISBN 0-7869-0302-3.
- Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. Edited by Jennifer Clarke Wilkes, et al. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 109. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
- Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 152. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.