HEROES OF IMPILTUR
The heroes recovered the Moaning Crown of Ndulu from this legendary, demon-infested city. This half-buried, ancient city sprawls for miles through the pines and bogs of the Dunwood. In -970 DR, the first Nentyarch (king) of Narfell, Thargaun Crell, constructed the great tree-lined city. Most attribute his rise to the acquisition of a fell artifact that came to be known as the Crown of Narfell. The heroes learned that the headpiece was given to the Nentyarch as part of an unholy agreement with the demon Tharos (in fact the city bears the demon’s name). After proclaiming the empire of Narfell and donning the Crown, the Nentyarch proceeded in a bloody war to unite the various Nar realms under his rule. This empire of dark, demonic pacts and sinister lords lasted nearly 800 years until a war with the neighboring empire of Raumathar unleashed some mighty spell of unspeakable power that leveled the entire area. Nentyarchs of ages past raised a fortress of living trees over Dun-Tharos, and created the druidic Circle of Leth to stand guard against foolish treasure seekers and insidious demon worshipers alike lest the fell powers slumbering within the city be disturbed. The tales of ancient Nar treasure hoards still resound in taverns and travelers camps across the Dale, and such tales brought the Rotting Man to Dun-Tharos in the year 1373 DR. The Rotting Man drove out the Nentyarchs, and before his fall unleashed an even worse power. Now demons of every shape move through the catacombs of Dun Tharos and the forest above.
First Appearance: Level 16