Starlight Citadel

Thousands of years ago, before going into hiding, the Moon Elves built a floating citadel above their city. The star-shaped citadel looked as if it were constructed entirely of glass. Enchantments laid upon the glass made it stronger than steel though. The glass was divided into square tiles. Each glass tile was magically capable of operating as transparent glass, a mirror, a one-way mirror. With such adaptability the residents of the tower had the capability of looking up through the tower to the night sky that they revered or also to create some privacy when they wished it. The center of the citadel was hollow except for a few well placed lenses and mirrors. These let the citadel act as a giant floating telescope for those looking up at the sky from the city below. The building included a miniature replica of the Star Sextant which could be used to remotely control the device. The replica was located on a small platform in the middle of the central hollow area of the citadel. Long ago, when the city was besieged by enemies, in an act of cowardice, the elves in the citadel used the remote to open a gateway and flee. The entire citadel vanished into the portal and was not heard from again for thousands of years. Not long after the Spellplague hit, the Star Sextant was once again activated remotely and the Starlight Citadel returned. Apparently, the citadel had been teleported to the gloomy realm of the Shadowfell. Once there it had been too far away to remotely re-activate the Sextant and return. During their time in the Shadowfell the moon elves had become deadly and sinister. They had become a race known as the Shadar-kai. The dimensional walls were weakened during the Spellplague which finally allowed them to remotely activate the Start Sextant and open a portal home. The Shadar-kai sent down a royal entourage to treat with their long lost kinsmen. Unimpressed with the moon elves that they viewed as soft and weak, the Shadar-kai demanded their unconditional surrender. Rogan Senior, the Gray Haven captain of the guard, recognized that the Shadar-kai valued only treachery, and claimed to be the true king of the elves. He depicted Patono as his decoy and challenged the Shadar-kai king to single combat. Amused, the Shadar-kai accepted. After a lengthy battle, both fighters lay mortally wounded. Before he died, the Shadar-kai king vowed to return to the Shadowfell and not return so long as the blood of Rogan’s family endured. A powerful ritual was placed on the Star Sextant and Rogan’s infant son that enforced the agreement. The Sextant was then used to return the Citadel to the Shadowfell.

After Rogan had contracted the Iyetrayoo curse, the elves had used magic to slow down Rogan’s aging but he was still gradually changing into the demon. As his life force began to ebb, the enchantment on the Star Sextant began opening a gate to return the Starlight Citadel from the Shadowfell. It was all happening in slow motion because of the magic used to slow down Rogan’s aging. The weird interplay of magic caused a ghost image of the Citadel to appear during the day which alerted the people of Impiltur to the elves presence. Before putting Rogan under their aging spells the elves had sent a maiden to his chambers to conceive a new heir to his bloodline. As his infant son was being born, the players took Rogan to the Citadel and allowed him to complete his change into Iyetrayoo. A mysterious beam of light had struck the tower converting its occupants into agents of Malrite. After defeating the citadel’s defenses, players then returned the building (along with Iyetrayoo in it) to the Shadowfell. Shortly thereafter, Rogan’s heir (also named Rogan) was born, once again renewing the magic that prevented the Star Sextant from being used to return the Starlight Citadel from the Shadowfell.

First Appearance: Level 9 (mentioned only)
Appearances: Level 9 (mentioned only), Level 10, Level 12

Starlight Citadel

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