Pathfinder: Legacy of Fire
Tucked away on the shore of Shadis Meer at the base of a spur of the Brazen Peaks is the old manor Onyx Hall, sheltered by overgrown poplar and hemlock and surrounded by brambles. The hall—of slate, dark granite, and marble—was once owned by a wealthy Solku family as a retreat house, situated far from the bustle and intrigue of city life. Much of the family’s wealth was accumulated through the slave trade, and legend has it that a woman in the highlands placed a curse upon the family after she, her husband, and their children were sold to separate owners in distant lands, never to see each other again. So would all inhabitants of Onyx Hall “dwell in bondage until the stones themselves burn like a pyre.” Ever since that time, over 200 years ago, Onyx Hall has stood abandoned—but not uninhabited, they say. Those lured to the manor by tales of the fabulous heirlooms accumulated there ( just a fraction of the family’s true fortune) have never returned, in the shadow of pale mountain and treasure-seekers have become increasingly rare, as tales of the accursed hall have spread.