Pathfinder - Carrion Crown
When word of the royal court’s relocation reached her, Countess Caliphvaso ordered and personally oversaw the construction of Stryithe, a castle of elegant stained glass, daring flourishes, and crimson stone. Now completed, the imposing, spire-crowned citadel rises from the city’s center like a bladed, fiendish heart trapped amid a web of mounting buttresses. Home to the audience hall and black-antlered royal throne of Prince Ordranti, the echoing Hall of Peers with its 16 traditional stations, the portrait hall known as the Gallery of Ancestors, the royal archives, a private wing for visiting dignitaries, and a maze of shadowed alcoves, conference chambers, and salons. Servants also spread rumors of myriad secrets, both predictable – like hidden floors, shifting passages, and escape routes – and sinister, such as shafts to unknown oubliettes, stores of treacherously hidden poison, and construction plans that suggest blasphemous agendas.