Baug Skyreach, or the Skyreach Ruins, is the shell of an ancient tower that stands out over the forests of Kazhkul. Assembled from a grey-green stone that appears to be the same as the stone in the deeper shafts of the bottomless tombs, the only way to explain the upper reaches of the tower still standing is magic. While there are only two floors that remain, the cracked and worn shell of the tower climbs another hundred feet before petering out in rough spires now covered in bird droppings.
The residents of Baug Skyreach are a strange colony of crones – ancient-seeming “humans” that keep coming down stairs from the upper floor the longer you remain here. And yet going upstairs only finds an empty chamber the size of the full tower. And some of these crones bear a striking resemblance to hags, harpies, and medusae (including their abilities). Those who come here to explore the dungeons beneath the ruins and who don’t insult or attack the strange tower residents can find themselves offered a variety of broths and soups, perhaps some old cheese, definitely a fortune telling or three, and once on good terms with the elders they will become willing to trade treasure collected below for potions that they produce mysteriously from their robes, rags, and feathers.
Which of course brings us to the main reason to visit Baug Skyreach – as the stairs just outside the tower lead down into who knows what strange dungeons. (Seriously, no dungeon supplied, please choose from the many maps that have a full dungeon drawn up with no real notes on what is above it).
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