Keep on the Shadowfell

A ruined castle that once guarded a rift to an unholy sanctuary to the Demon Lord Orcus within the Shadowfell, another plane of existence. Located to the north of Woodhaven.

Lord Keegan, lord of the castle, was driven mad by the Orcus’ taint. He slew his whole family, his guard, and many warriors within the castle before they finally cornered him and brought him down within the dungeons beneath the keep. The place was seen as cursed, and abandoned. An earthquake later caused the upper floors to collapse. The dungeons are thought to be home to goblins, and townsfolk generally avoid the area.

The Keep was explored by a party of adventurers led by Magnus Benediktsson and Vermundur Arnarson. Both men lost their lives battling Kalarel, an evil priest of Orcus who sought to open a rift to Shadowfell. However, Kalarel was defeated and his plot foiled.

Keep on the Shadowfell

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