Shadowfell Keep

ShadowfellkeepNearly two thousand years ago, a cult of the demon prince Orcus purposely created a gap between the Shadowfell and the mortal world, connecting one of Orcus’ unholy Shadowfell sites to the Nentir Vale. Skeletons, zombies, and fouler creatures flooded through the rift into the light of day. The empire of Nerath dispatched legionnaires to eliminate the threat. The empire’s soldiers destroyed the undead, sealed the opening, and built a keep to watch over the location and contain the threat. This is the site known as the Keep on the Shadowfell.

Eventually, a decades-long period of peace came about, and the village of Winterhaven arose within sight of the keep. Before long, the great fort fell into ruins and its grand purpose forgotten. Today, it is seen as a harmless tumble of stone and wood. If only that were true.

Cults of Orcus still exist, and one of Orcus’ death priests, Kalarel, recently made an effort to reopen the rift. He would have succeeded if not for the intervention of a team of heroes out on their first adventure. For now, however, the keep is empty once more.

Shadowfell Keep

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