Beneath the recent ruins of an unnamed fort in the rough mountains north of Dawnharbor is the “Hall of the Ghoul Prince”. Tales in Dawnharbor mention that the fortress was assaulted and partially destroyed by an angry mob of townfolk and a couple of adventurers when it was discovered that the nobleman living there had been engaging in cannibalism and other base horrors for some time.
The main hall deep under the fort was said to have the remains of a dozen local farmers and a few young nobles hanging from the walls. The tales go on to describe that the mob found a deep chamber attached to the hall where the nobleman (now only remembered as “the Ghoul Prince”) kept a foul demon bound and enslaved that he “milked” for its blood and other ichors.
The miasma of foul ichors released by this demon were the undoing of much of the mob that sacked the fort. Most fell ill within the day, and of those nearly a quarter died of horrid fevers before magical healing could be brought to the folk in sufficient numbers to save them. But the foulness may have lodged itself deeply within them… Children of the original mob members seem to share similar dreams, and a few have turned up dead, hanging from old chains off the ruined walls of the fort, bled dry.
The most notable feature of this dungeon is the large hall on the right hand side. The hall itself is a very tall chamber, with the passage that overlaps it towards the south end actually being a bridge through the chamber to the far side niche containing a defaced statue of the noble “ghoul prince”.
This map is actually a recreation of a map I drew over five years ago. The original was drawn on a 3″ x 5″ index card with a single gel pen. It was fun to revisit one of my old maps and give it a “fresh coat of paint” with my current skillset.
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