The Jackals Maw

Although the Brazen Peaks are filled with deep canyons and crevasses , the Jackal’s Maw makes them all seem like little more than furrows. It is a deep chasm with sheer sides, said to be virtually bottomless.

The gnoll tribes of the peaks consider the Maw sacred to the Mother of Monsters, likening it to both her mouth and her womb, consuming and spawning terrible creatures from the terrifying lands below. Sacrifices and offerings are sometimes cast into the Maw in the goddess’s name, but the gnolls do not venture into it themselves any more than they would walk into a lion’s den. Tales tell of the offerings of countless years carpeting the floor of the chasm with their bones, picked clean by the scavengers of the darkness and mixed with gleaming coins, jewelry, and other trinkets. Those foolhardy enough to seek the fortune in the depths have rarely ever returned to tell of it, the few who have scarred physically, mentally, or both by the horrors below.

The Grak’auk gnoll tribe lives by the Jackel’s Maw and are devoutly religious, making daily offerings and sacrifices to the pit.

The Jackals Maw

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