|Mr Clint's Sunless Citadel|
You find yourself in the Ol’ Boar Inn in the small town of Oakhurst. You either arrived last night and stayed the night or you have just arrived this mid-morning, but the barkeep, Garon, is standing behind the counter making sure things are running as orderly as possible. Two young bar maids work the room, both vaguely resemble Garon.
Looking around the room, you see what you would expect in a tavern mid-morning. Travelers, or farmhands that have finished up their morning chores ahead of schedule. Many of them have a mug of ale before them as they wait for their meal of roasted boar. Those who arrived recently were able to follow their nose to the Ol Boar Inn.
You spend some time in the inn last night or this morning talking to the patrons and the barmaids. You find out some information.
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The Old Road ran right past the nearby ruins, but fell into disuse because of goblin banditry. No one knows for sure what the Sunless Citadel once was, but old legends hint that it served as the retreat of an ancient dragon cult.
Cattle herders don’t graze there stock too far afield these days. They’re frightened by stories of new monsters that maraud by night. No one has seen these creatures, nor do they leave a discernible trail; however, cattle and people who have been caught out alone have been found dead the next day, pierced by dozens of needlelike claws.
The missing adventurers include a fighter, a wizard, a paladin of Pelor, and a ranger. Sir Bradford was not a local, and he had a magic sword called Shatterspike.
Sometimes the goblins offer another apple at midwinter. This apple is corpse-white and utterly poisonous, even to the mere touch of the skin. No samples of either type of apple remain anywhere near Oakhurst.
Garon, the barkeep of the Ol’ Boar Inn, remembers the last time anyone, aside from Talgen and Sharwyn, asked questions about the Sunless Citadel. About thirty years ago, a grim man named Belak stopped by, and he had a very large pet tree frog.
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The Old Road also skirts the Ashen Plain, a lifeless land. The desolation of this land is attributed to the ancient rampage of a dragon named Ashardalon.
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