The exterior of the temple was built in such a way that its walls appeared to be made from (or actually were made from) hundreds of bones formed together into massive blocks. It was decorated with armored figures and several large, humanoid skulls.
By the mid–14th century DR, the temple was riddled with deadly traps. For instance, each of the twelve 'tears of Bhaal' on the floor's holy symbol were trapped in a manner that they could not be disarmed by normal means.
Some time before Uktar of that year, Sarevok and his last remaining allies made a final stand against Abdel Adrian and his allies. Among the combatants were the bandit leader Tazok, the conjurerSemaj, and the disgraced Flaming Fist officer. Angelo Dosan. The battle ended with the death of Sarevok and the end of his attempted coup of Baldur's Gate.