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Khin-Oin, also called the Wasting Tower, was the seat of power of the Oinoloth.[1]

LocationEdit

Depending on how the planes were arranged, Khin-Oin was either on Oinos on Hades under the Great Wheel Cosmology,[1] or on the Blood Rift in the Abyss under the World Axis Cosmology.[2]

StructureEdit

The tower looked like a spinal column.[1] That's because it was—it was made from the backbone of the first god who moved against the yugoloths.[3]

The tower was twenty miles high with another twenty miles of underground levels.[1] Smaller towers were built out of the vertebra on the above-ground levels, while the structure of the underground levels was not known.[3]

In the top chamber of the tower was the Siege Malicious, a magical throne on which a prospective Oinoloth sat to be accepted as the future Oinoloth after killing its predecessor.[4]

InteriorEdit

There was seemingly an infinite number of rooms inside the tower and, apart from halls where the ultroloths fought each other, the tower had drill fields and battle fields, laboratories, suites for the ultroloths, orreries, spawning vats, meditation chambers, interplanar map rooms, and so on.[5]

ActivitiesEdit

In theory, the ruler of the tower, the Oinoloth, organized the yugoloth race's activities on Hades from the Wasting Tower. In practice, its efforts were concentrated on keeping and securing its own position as the Oinoloth, because the ultroloths who lived in the tower vied for control over it and, because they could hardly ever come to an agreement and knew it, fighting physically against each other in the debating halls of the tower.[5]

DefensesEdit

The aforementioned strife among the denizens of the tower never reached levels that crippled the yugoloths' ability to unite against and thwart a common foe.[5]

HistoryEdit

The tower was created from the spine of a deity whom the yugoloths killed.[3][1]

The longest serving Oinoloth was Phraxas the Decayed with a non-continuous rulership time of about three thousand years.[6] He became Oinoloth around −1522 DR.[7]

He was ousted by the ultroloth Mydianchlarus at some point between 1357 DR[8] and 1369 DR.[9]

He later retook it, ruling again by around 1379 DR and until at least 1479 DR.[10]

Rumors & LegendsEdit

It was believed that the yugoloth race started in the place where the Wasting Tower stood; to be precise, under the lowest underground level. None but yugoloths controlled the tower and all who tried to wrestle away control over the tower were defeated by the united force of the yugoloths.[5]

InhabitantsEdit

A large number of ultroloths lived in and vied for control over the tower.[5]

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Jeff Grubb, Bruce R. Cordell, David Noonan (September 2001). Manual of the Planes 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 109. ISBN 0-7869-1850-8.
  2. Mike Mearls, Brian R. James, Steve Townshend (July, 2010). Demonomicon. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 51. ISBN 978-0786954926.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Colin McComb (December 1995). “Liber Malevolentiae”. In Michele Carter ed. Planes of Conflict (TSR, Inc.), p. 52. ISBN 0-7869-0309-0.
  4. Jeff Grubb, Bruce R. Cordell, David Noonan (September 2001). Manual of the Planes 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 109–110. ISBN 0-7869-1850-8.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Colin McComb (December 1995). “Liber Malevolentiae”. In Michele Carter ed. Planes of Conflict (TSR, Inc.), p. 53. ISBN 0-7869-0309-0.
  6. Mike Mearls, Brian R. James, Steve Townshend (July, 2010). Demonomicon. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 134. ISBN 978-0786954926.
  7. Gary Gygax (September 1986). Queen of the Spiders. (TSR, Inc.), p. 126. ISBN 978-0880383219.
  8. The "present day" in Swords of the Iron Legion, when Anthraxus was still in power.
  9. The "present day" in Faces of Evil: The Fiends, when Anthraxus had already been ousted.
  10. Mike Mearls, Brian R. James, Steve Townshend (July, 2010). Demonomicon. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 50, 88, 134. ISBN 978-0786954926.