Fort Morlass

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  • Location: Just below the Redlands near the border with Bilkan.
  • Realm: Telish Throne
  • Shrines/Temples to: None

Fort Morllass is built on a small peninsula, surrounded by dunes and bluffs that share some of the rusty red with the Redlands to the north. There are no trees, only scrub and stands of reeds. The fort, built of imported stone and decorated in an ornate fashion more at home in the richest parts of Katherian, looks like a majestic dowager at a peasant wedding. The fort is more a castle and is decaying slowly. Some of the cornices have fallen and small bits of the friezes around the windows and doors litter the ground. The wind has mounded sand against the beach side, which contains the carriage door and empty animal pens; although, the beach has eroded since a recent tsunami and the back door now opens to a deep dune that drops to the tide.

Animals do not approach this place. There are no tiny prints of mice, no marks from crabs, not even bird droppings on the castle stone. Aside from the ocean breezes and the normally gentle sloshing of the salty water, there is no sound. There is a constant acrid-sweet smell, however, as if several very large sea creatures had washed to shore and begun to decay. The beaches are inevitably clear though when this smell is strongest.