Bonegate

Geography

The Bonegate Gap is a barren highlands between the Spine Of Ahros to the south and the Howgath Deep to the north, and is home to the Bonegate tower. To the east of the tower are the Rullmoors, a bleak and desolate wasteland that no-one has dared to cultivate. To the north of the tower is the Bonewood - a section of the Howgath Deep made up of gnarled dead trees, their white carcasses flexing in the ever-present wind that whines through the Gap.  Argiliath generally believes the power of Bonegate broken, but there remains a small watch tower in the Spine of Ahros that has the boring job of watching for danger from the mountains.  There is a special group of elven mountain rangers that patrol this area.

The Tower

The Bonegate Gap has always been a desolate and uninhabited place. It didn't really surprise anyone that the warlock Uruvan Piletor chose there to locate his evil. The Bonegate tower is an ancient edifice and it's unknown if the tower pre-dated Uruvan. It’s origins are generally unknown by the folk of the land, and elven sages refuse to speak of it’s origin. It was the home of many fell powers – mostly fiends and undead – that was overthrown by the Ahros two centuries ago thus ending the period known as the Bonegate Blight. Recently, however, scouts have reported lights in the tower.

The tower itself is a otherworldly, but broken, ediface that is wrapped in chains - some enormous - as the heroes of the last age sought to contain and restrain its evil.

Rumors

Additionally, there are rumors of a great blight of undead that are being seen more often. This is in fact true, and the area around Rull and Durrow is ground-zero for the (attempted) establishment of an undead kingdom. The undead are lead by a lich named Khyfus Rem, who has recruited a number of necromancers to his cause. The Necromancers – The New Walkers – are roaming the land, constantly pulling the dead from graves and ferrying them to Bonegate. Some wonder if Rem is in fact the lich-remains of the original warlock – Uruvan Piletor.

This article was updated on August 7, 2022