Thornhold was a fortress located off the southern edge of the Mere of Dead Men.

Location[edit | edit source]

A short way from the top of a hill whose west side dropped off into a seaside cliff. The hill itself was located to the west of the High Road and just beyond the southern border of the Mere.[1]

Structure[edit | edit source]

A plain gray stone fort with a central keep possessing two towers. Evenly-spaced arrow slits are the only things that broke up the stone.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

The earliest records said that Thornhold was the fortress of Brunyundar Margaster, a local warlord, until he was overthrown by Samular Caradoon shortly after the end of the Second Troll War. Samular had a deed of ownership written so that it would belong to his family but it actually functioned as a chapterhouse for the Knights of Samular until 1368 DR when it was briefly seized by the Zhentarim after Hronrulf Caradoon died.[citation needed]

Recaptured by Hronrulf's daughter Bronwyn, she gifted the fortress to the dwarves of Clan Stoneshaft who transformed it into a caravan stop for traders about to brave the stretch of the High Road bordering the Mere.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Eric L. Boyd (2006-05-03). Environs of Waterdeep (Zipped PDF). Wizards of the Coast. p. 11. Archived from the original on 2016-08-16. Retrieved on 2009-10-07.
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