Ieirithymbul was located in a narrow valley called Felrenden, high in the cradle between the three peaks southwest of Leilon that marked the western edge of the Sword Mountains before descending to the Mere of Dead Men on the northern Sword Coast. The three mountains were locally named Mount Sternhelm, Mount Ardabad, and Mount Pheldaer. Sternhelm was the tallest and the northern point of the triangle. Ardabad was to the east and Pheldaer was to the west.
In 1374 DR, the little-known settlement was guarded by the gold dragon Palarandusk, known as the "Unseen Protector". Over the years, Ieirithymbul suffered attacks by orcs and the dwarves of Clan Forgebar, but each time they were defeated by Palarandusk. In dire times, the village could muster an army of perhaps 400 adults capable of defending their town.
Rumors & LegendsEdit
Palarandusk did well at concealing his nature, fooling bards and sages alike into thinking he was a spirit guarding the Ieirithyn from harm. Other theories about the "Unseen Protector" included a possible gnome wizard that could project himself out-of-body while retaining the use of his senses and able to cast powerful spells in a wraith-like form.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Ed Greenwood (October 1998). “Wyrms of the North: Palarandusk”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #252 (TSR, Inc.), p. 70.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein (August 2006). Dragons of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 44. ISBN 0-7869-3923-0.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood (March 2000). “The New Adventures of Volo: Hin Nobody Knows”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #269 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 86.