Year of the Shadows
AT A GLANCE: A site of ancient ruins situated in a remote spur of the eastern Stormhorn Mountains. Little is known about the ruins of Xitaqa, save the name and the fact that the buildings appear to predate the coming of the elves to this part of Faerun. Faded murals, crumbling mosaics, and curious dog-headed statues bear mute testimony to a long-forgotten civilization’s faded glories.
ELMONSTER’S NOTES: The “town” was built into the sides of a complex of narrow gullies and ravines, and is dominated by a tall spire, the Tower of Xitaqa. Due to the site’s remote location, it is mostly inhabited by local goblinoids and feral rock baboons, and doesn’t get much attention from mages or militarists.