The tumultuous time after the Spellplague has left Faerun mightily scarred and the kingdom of Tethyr was no exception. The Wealdath, an ancient stand of sparse trees that held safe a long lasting elven kingdom is now teaming with mutated abberations. Old Shanatar, an abandoned dwarven kingdom built below what is now a bustling human kingdom (with its own intricate problems), has now reopened and adventurers have reported seeing strange denizens unfamiliar to this region.
While the races of Tethyr struggle to survive amidst these new dangers, a long dormant threat looms to the East. Orgoth’s Tower has welcomed home its old master. Returned from a realm beyond, Orgoth now takes up residence in the home he once claimed has begun wild new experiments. Undead and Demons have been sited near the tower and it is said that Orgoth even maintains a network of spies that fly through the air, and can hide amongst the populace.
Whether these rumors hold true, remains to be seen, but our heroes know the reality.
Orgoth has in fact managed to exert control over several powerful undead minions who scour the land seeking to close off all entrances to the tower and fortify its defenses. One of Orgoth’s mightiest followers, Nayn Mai’esti has been of particular interest to the group. Seemingly fighting against them while sparing them any harm when it seems possible.
In the group’s latest adventure they find themselves with Nayn once again at the base of Orgoth’s tower. An entrance discovered by traveling through the Feywilde and under Old Shanatar. Nayn has told the group that he cannot help them defeat Orgoth for reasons unknown, but if they should succeed they should seek him out, and he may be able to help them further.
Inside Orgoth’s Tower, the party has discovered a myriad of strange scenes, puzzles and traps, and one thing seems certain. If Orgoth does take residence in the tower, he is not the only one that claims the prize. The demon-tainted Illithid, Sarkriss had staked a claim in a chamber deep beneath the tower but was defeated by our heroes.
What else could possibly be taking refuge in such a dark place?