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  • Thunderspire Mountain

    Hundreds of years ago, minotaurs founded the city of [[Saruun Khel]] in the depths below _Thunderspire Mountain_. [[Saruun Khel]] soon became the center of an oppressive minotaur kingdom that subjugated neighboring lands. However, three centuries ago, a …

  • Saruun Khel

    Hundreds of years ago, minotaurs founded the city of _Saruun Khel_ in the depths below [[Thunderspire Mountain]]. _Saruun Khel_ soon became the center of an oppressive minotaur kingdom that subjugated neighboring lands. However, three centuries ago, a …

  • Minotaur Gate

    The Vale Road meets the _Minotaur Gate_ about 4 miles from the trade road. This was the grand entrance to [[Saruun Khel]]. The road enters a 50-foot-tall stone archway hewn out of the mountainside. A towering minotaur statue stands on each side of the …

  • Road of Lanterns

    Beyond the [[Minotaur Gate]], the _Road of Lanterns_ slopes into the mountain. Green light from copper lanterns dimly illuminates the road, which leads about half a mile into the mountain, sloping steadily downward over several switchbacks. The road is a …

  • Seven Pillared Hall

    The heart of [[Thunderspire Mountain | Thunderspire‚Äôs]] upper level is the _Seven-Pillared Hall_. Dozens of lanterns hang from the walls and the thick pillars of this great chamber. The chamber walls have been fashioned into building facades, so the Hall …

  • Deep Stair

    This chamber off one of the passages leading to the [[Seven Pillared Hall]] into the lower levels of the Labyrinth. From here, explorers can reach the [[Houses of Silence]], the [[Well of Demons]], various cisterns, and passages leading off into the [[ …

  • Road of Shadows

    Leading eastward from the [[Seven Pillared Hall]], the _Road of Shadows_ wends through rubble-filled halls and a confusing maze of passages and storerooms. The _Road of Shadows_ skirts a massive chasm and eventually intersects a tunnel that leads to the …

  • Shining Road

    This path leads north from the [[Seven Pillared Hall]] into some of the more magnificent ruins of ancient [[Saruun Khel]], including the [[Avenue of Glory]]. Like the [[Road of Shadows]], this road leads through a maze of ruined chambers and passages in …

  • Avenue of Glory

    The _Avenue of Glory_ is 50 feet wide and 80 feet tall, running north and east for about a third of a mile. More than on hundred mighty statues depicting minotaur heroes, fearsome monsters, and great demons line the avenue. Some have fallen and lie …

  • Chamber of Eyes

    This area features a ruined shrine. It is located about half a mile east of the [[Seven Pillared Hall]]. It once served as the lair of the [[Bloodreaver Clan | Bloodreavers]]. !(media-item-align-center)http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy225/ …

  • Horned Hold

    Formerly a defensive keep to guard the southeastern approaches to [[Saruun Khel]], the _Horned Hold_ served as a stronghold and slave pit for the Grimmerzhul duergar until [[The Guardians of the Gate]] wiped out the duergar in search of their compainions. …

  • Well of Demons

    A set of chambers sacred to the demon lord [[Baphomet]], the _Well of Demons_ was once a place for the warriors of [[Saruun Khel]] to prove their prowess. It was, until recently, the lair of the [[Blackfang Gang]] lead by [[:maldrick-scarmaker | Maldrick …

  • The Cisterns

    Below the ruined city lie three great subterranean lakes. These lakes once supplied [[Saruun Khel]] with drinking water. Lizardfolk, troglodytes, and grells now infest the lakes and struggle for supremacy on the levels beneath the ruins of the city. …

  • Hall of the Broken Dragon

    A colossal statue of a dragon lies in fragments on the floor of this great hall. Kobolds, drakes, and gricks lurk in the passages nearby, and many of the kobolds look upon the broken statue as a religious relic. More on [[Thunderspire Mountain]].

  • Houses of Silence

    Crypts of minotaur nobles fill this multichambered area to the far west of the [[Seven Pillared Hall]]. Many of these crypts are guarded by deadly traps, demonic summoning circles, and hateful undead. More on [[Thunderspire Mountain]].

  • Palace of Zaamdul

    Once the home of [[Saruun Khel | Saruun Khel's]] ruling high priest, the palace suffered heavily during the city's final war. Today, demons and undead creatures occupy its ruined walls. A few minotaurs also frequent the area, searching for ancestral …

  • Tower of Thunder

    A long stairway climbs up to an old watchtower that stands on the surface, near the pinnacle of the mountainside. Most of the time, the tower rises into the ever-present clouds and lightning flashes, its very foundation shaking with the continuous rumble …

  • Order Up! Brugg and Kaz

    Even with several impromptu bleacher-stands added, the arena was packed. It seemed that everyone in the [[Seven Pillared Hall | Seven Pillared Hall]] had come to see the battle between their newly arrived, but heavily hyped challenger, [[:kaz | Kaz]] and …

  • Gendar

    An expatriate drow with an eyepatch and a predatory grin, the rogue Gendar trades in old treasures from the Labyrinth of [[Thunderspire Mountain]]. He is smug and greedy, having left behind the Lolth-worshiping ways of his people years ago when his family …

  • Paldemar

    Paldemar was a member of the Mages of Saruun in [[Thunderspire Mountain]]. In addition to establishing a vibrant temple and cult of Vecna in [[Thunderspire Mountain | Thunderspire]], Paldemar was gathering arcane power that he could use to destroy the …

  • Brugg

    Brugg, an ogre, leads the enforcers of the Seven-Pillard Hall that work for the Mages of Saruun. In addition to keeping the peace, collecting protection money, and acting as muscle for the mages, Brugg keeps an eye out for new arrivals who might upset …