The Southkrypt Garden, also known simply as Southkrypt, was the ruins of a dwarfhold inside the Moonwoods. The former name was derived from the fact that its former dwarven inhabitants had constructed a magnificent garden around it.
Southkrypt was located underneath the mountains the dwarves called Maruutdin and the southern flanks of the Sword Mountains. It could be found east of the town of Leilon, northwest of the Stone Bridge, and north of the Kryptgarden Forest.
Upon the entrance doors of Southkrypt were engraved the national symbol of Haunghdannar - a seven-pointed star, above a fish facing left, and floating above a mountain peak. On the surface it was surrounded by a wild, overgrown and tangled garden. Its interiors were described as being maze-like.
Southkrypt was once a part of the dwarven nation of Haungdannar and acted as a defense for their eastern borders. At one point before it was left in ruins, Southkrypt was known to be a silver mine.
Since at least 1358 DR, the upper level of the ruins were known to be inhabited by a variety of gibberlings and norkers. While the lower levels were known to be inhabited by storopers, vilstrak, vargouille, and xaren. The lower levels were also home to Morg, a vampiric hill giant shaman, as well as his company of three hill giant servitors.
Myths & RumorsEdit
- ↑ Dale Henson (as slade), Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend, Jennell Jaquays (as Paul Jaquays), Steve Perrin (April 1996). The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (The Wilderness). (TSR, Inc), p. 60. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Dale Henson (as slade), Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend, Jennell Jaquays (as Paul Jaquays), Steve Perrin (April 1996). The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (The Wilderness). (TSR, Inc), p. 37. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 296. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Ed Greenwood (October 1990). Dwarves Deep. (TSR, Inc.), p. 58. ISBN 0-88038-880-3.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Jennell Jaquays (1988). The Savage Frontier. (TSR, Inc), p. 44. ISBN 0-88038-593-6.
- ↑ Paul Culotta (December 1996). “Children of the Night”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #236 (TSR, Inc.), p. 80.
- ↑ slade (April 1996). The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (Cities and Civilization). (TSR, Inc), p. 8. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Paul Culotta (December 1996). “Children of the Night”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #236 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 81–82.