The Warking’s Vault
Another fine mini dungeon nested in the mountains
In the Barrier Peaks is a small pass no longer accessible from either side – at some point the ends of the pass were lifted up above the local landscape by a hundred feet or more, leaving sheer cliffs and difficult climbs. What has been forgotten is that this was done by the dwarves in their time of grief for their fallen warking.
The eastern end of the pass is decorated by pale stone statues of human warriors on each side, leading to a massive stone statue of a dwarf where the pass turns. These are the honour guard of the warking – caryatid columns and a mighty (if short) stone golem left to defend his resting place.
The vault itself has remained sealed since her interment. The main door sealed from within by the craftsmen who then climbed out using a ladder into a narrow chimney in the smallest…
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