The Chaos Scar
The Chaos Scar is a long, wide valley carved long ago by the fall of a massive meteor. The meteor crashed into the earth with deafening force, decimating an entire mountain, and red radiance lit the sky for a week. Then it vanished.
The meteor had carved its massive gash in a fertile valley below The Crags, where a small community of humans had thrived for decades. Where once had stood a bustling farming community and a clear mountain river, now existed only this new twisted valley—the Chaos Scar.
Over a mile long and several hundred feet deep, the Chaos Scar is a testament to the vast power of the meteor’s impact. As it carved its path through the earth, shards and fragments of the meteor tore away until only its heart remained, embedded in an escarpment at the far end of its new home. There, it sent out its call. Over the centuries, creatures of evil spirit have been drawn to this beacon. The meteor’s dark sentience spurred competition among them so that they fought with one another. The weak were killed or pushed to the edges of the meteor’s influence, while the strong and cruel rose to the top of the pecking order.
After a great battle between the evil creatures and an alliance of Men, Elves, and Dwarves from the nearby nations of Neverwinter, Illefarn, and Mirabar led to a stalemate, the Shield Wall and Starfall Keep were constructed on the valley’s border to contain the evil within. In the centuries since, both the wall and keep were abandoned.
Since then, hundreds of heroes and villains have lost their lives in an attempt to gain glory or treasure through battle in the Scar, and while some have made more of an impact than others, none have been able to conquer it entirely.
Lord Peridin Drysdale is the most recent inhabitant of Starfall Keep, and he hopes to bring great glory to his patron Erathis, the goddess of civilization, by vanquishing the source of evil at the valley’s heart, and bringing law and order to the Chaos Scar once and for all.