Mooncrystal
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Mooncrystal
Aliases ?
Size Hamlet
Location Sachrunin, Vatharond
Ruler Ke'Vadar
Population 1,000
Exports ?

Mooncrystal is a hamlet located at the base of the northwestern Wyrmspires in Sachrunin region of Vatharond.

The population of the hamlet is just over one hundred inhabitants.

History


Draconians

In the beginning of the Age of War the Draconians had their fortress named Sacenditio, the Fortress of Holy Fire.

Legend says Kerrian the Lost Dragonarch and Queen of the Reds can to aid the draconians. This is one of the only times Kerrian has revealed herself since the creation of the Wyrmspires.

After the fortress fell, the fortress was abandoned by the draconians.

Neuglanzstadt

The dwarves took it upon themselves to guard the area from any further infestation of evil creatures. They built a city underneath and barred entrance from the nearby kobold warrens to any who would enter.

When the humans came to the city above, the dwarves wouldn’t let them enter until Kaiser Starkvorder spoke with the human leader and entered into an accordance with them. The dwarves watched as the humans grew in their magical knowledge and then decided that the humans had grown powerful enough and came to the surface to drive them away.

The humans resisted with their summoned monsters and instead drove the dwarves deeper underground to never deal with the humans again.

The dwarves moved to the deeper levels of Neuglanzstadt and were there still when the human settlement destroyed itself and ogres appeared in the upper tunnels.

After years of struggle with the ogres, Kaiser Rieselager sought their leader, Bristemeari, to seek a peaceful resolution to the ongoing conflict between the two races. Bristemeari agreed to the alliance but only as long as it took to infiltrate the dwarven city and gain the people’s trust. The slaughter that followed wiped out both races and the dwarves, betrayed by their own king, still wander their halls, guarding the tunnels after death from any invaders.

Shi'imti Empire

After the dwarves of Neuglanzstadt carved the tunnels underneath, the human empire of Shi’imti discovered the ruins. Not much is known about this period. All that is left is a lone step gate.

The Klannband

The dwarven king, Kaiser Gerataugen, grew tired of the endless bickering and flash wars between the dwarven clans and took steps to quench the fires between the clans and bring the Kaisers closer together.

The meeting of the kings, called the Klannband, was decided to not be held in Eisenstadt and instead was held in the ruins of Neuglanzstadt where the undying dwarven guardians would keep them safe from intruders or betrayers. The Klanband was a rousing success and is still in effect today.

Origin of Mooncrystal Castle

One of the greatest things a group of adventurers can do is found their own city. This is the product of one such founding. Ke’vadar, eladrin and Avatar of Magic, and the chimera, Azzel the Night Angel, have traveled with a myriad of adventurers in their battles against drow, vampires, demons, mind flayers and even magic itself.

It was with the help of such adventurers that they were able to free Azzel from a prison in the Shadowvast, where he had been held hostage. It was on this journey in the Shadowvast that a guardian of the prison was defeated; an Adamantine Golem.

Taking the golem pieces with them, they went to Gerhert Rotwing, the Constructor, to sell the deactivated creature. Rotwing offered them a castle in partial compensation to the price of their find. The offer was gladly accepted.

Rotwing provided them with a plot of land near the western edges of the Wyrmspires, in the foothills off of Deadnight Pass. He even went so far as to hire his old friend Olgen Strongfort as master architect for the project and provide four custom stone golems to act as the work force.

Construction began on the 23rd of Kithal, 1373 NS. After only minimal troubles and with the help of good fortune, powerful magic and workers who never need to rest or eat, the castle was declared finished on the 23rd of Legis 1374 NS. Exactly a year and a month after the first day, a quarter of the projected time of completion!

The completion of the castle has drawn the attention of some of the nearby settlements and people have begun to settle in the area. Leena and Kaiha have been only too happy to erect new buildings for these fledgling residents with the powers of magic and mind.

The population has leveled off and Mooncrystal Castle now has a modest town around its impressive walls. The people are happy and feel secure with the powerful adventurers looking over them.

Town Defenses


Security was one of the main issues put forth by Leena and Kaiha when the castle was being built. As the town gets bigger, the more concern it causes. Mooncrystal is still young and has not been attacked directly, but this far out in the wilderness, some things are bound to happen.

The first line of defense for the town is the landscape. Tucked in the bowl of tall cliffs, overland attack can only come from the west. Also coupled with the river that runs down the avenue, the space for invasion is that much more limited.

The main city wall encompasses most of the town. The strong stone wall is 15 feet high and 10 feet thick. There is a single gate into the city complete with a massive wooden door that remains open during the day. The gate is guarded by a single guard who switches shift every four hours.

Town Guard

The town guard remains a small, but important force in Mooncrystal. Lead by Sheriff Torel Mooncrystal, the guards patrol the town and act as a police force and general helpers of the townsfolk.

Only three guardsmen patrol the town, including Sheriff Mooncrystal. The other two are Arman Deepcastle and Jonas Whelan. They patrol individually one at a time, while the other two either watch the town gate or stay at the guardhouse.

Sheriff Torel Mooncrystal

Born as Torel Deepmine of the Firedelver Clan.

The Watchers

In Helphir, 1374, a groups of eladrin appeared in the area, though never actually coming into town. They seemed to be content with just roaming the area in an apparent patrol of the area. Their presence is tolerated by Lady Leena and she allows them to continue their patrols.

Recently they have created a base of sorts outside the city walls in a copse of trees. The townsfolk have begun calling the place the Watcher’s Nest, though none have approached the area.

The Stonemen

The castle was built entirely using the force of Olgen Strongfort, Leena, Kaiha and four greater stone golems. These golems have been inert since the completion of the castle and await further commands from their master, Ke’vadar.

Features


Buildings

Mooncrystal Castle
Pallus’s General Goods
Watcher’s Nest, the

Farms

Kristi Farm
Runner Farm
Turnwell Farm

Other

Stepgate
River

Notable Inhabitants


Ke'Vadar
Stephania
Mayor Leena
Kaiha
Timothy
Sheriff Torel Mooncrystal
Arman Deepcastle
Jonas Whelan
Pallus; shop keeper
The Kristi Family
The Runner Family
The Turnwell Family

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