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  • Shade Abbey

    Shade Abbey is a temple-complex delved into the western face of [[Thunder Table]]. A short distance from the [[Shade Abbey 1A | front doors]] to the abbey, a lake about three leagues across (the Highmere), which is fed by a waterfall from the north leg …

  • Shade Abbey 1A

    h3. The Palatial Fortress of Acrefatum The main level of [[Shade Abbey]] is a fortified temple and palace, where the priests of the [[Church of Acrefatum]] conduct their strange rites and initiate new converts or break in new slaves, soldiers, and …

  • Shade Abbey 0A

    h3. The Acrefatum Rectory Situated immediately above the ground-floor [[Shade Abbey 1A | Palatial Fortress]] level of [[Shade Abbey]], the Rectory is hewn through the solid rock of [[Thunder Table]] approximately halfway up the table-mountain's height. …

  • Shade Abbey 0B

    h3. The Keep of the Soul-Still This relatively small sub-level sits directly above the [[Shade Abbey 0A | Rectory]]. It originally consisted of two guard-towers (to the northwest and southeast), two vaults (to the southwest and northeast), and a great …

  • Patriarch Pallidech

    _"Worship? Devotion!? Bah, those things are for the zealots down on the lower levels. They'll do whatever *I* tell them to. And why shouldn't they? For I have the ear of their *god*!"_ Paracelsus Peregrine Pallidech was the Patriarch (i.e. High …

  • Soul-Still

    The Soul-Still was an unholy artifact created by the [[Church of Acrefatum]]. Large enough to fill a room, it consisted of a huge vat of glowing green ectoplasm and tortured human souls, attached by tubes and pipes and wires to magically-operated control …

  • mana stone

    A mana stone is a small crystal, approximately the size of a golf ball. Mana stones are faceted, like cut gems, and they come in many colors. Some are a single, solid color; these glitter much like gems. Others have swirl or stripe patterns, making …

  • Abbot Mokor

    The adventuring company has so far only heard of Abbot Mokor in passing. He is the abbot of [[Shade Abbey]]. Whether he ranked above or below [[Patriarch Pallidech]] in the hierarchy of the [[Church of Acrefatum]] is at this moment impossible to discern.

  • Domstag

    Domstag (whose name apparently means "Doomsday") is the god worshiped by the [[Church of Acrefatum]]. Very little is known of Domstag at the moment, except that he seems to be a death-god and belongs to no known pantheon. Statues of Domstag are always …

  • Domstag Codex

    The _Domstag Codex_ is the unholy scripture of the [[Church of Acrefatum]]. It is bound in human flesh and inked in blood, as evil magical books tend to be. The first pages contain simple charms and incantations for warding off the power of [[Alignments …

  • Abbey Cultist

    [[File:480014 | class=media-item-align-right | images.jpg]]Abbey cultists are followers of the [[Church of Acrefatum]] that have been fully inducted into the religion without actually taking orders. Thus, they rank above the [[Abbey Fanatic| rank-and- …

  • Abbey Fanatic

    [[File:480166 | class=media-item-align-right | BagSlave.png]]Abbey fanatics are normal humans (half a hit die, +0 Fighting Capability) which have been brainwashed into the [[Church of Acrefatum]]. They remain within [[Shade Abbey]] for the most part, …

  • Abbey Monk

    [[File:480053 | class=media-item-align-right | DarkPriest.gif]]The Monks of [[Shade Abbey]] are the priesthood of the [[Church of Acrefatum]]. They can be identified apart from the normal cultists by their red robes--the greater the ratio of red to …

  • Abbey Guard

    [[File:480032 | class=media-item-align-right | Soldier-ffiv.gif]]Abbey guards are the militant arm of the [[Church of Acrefatum]], members of the cult who serve as [[Shade Abbey]]'s armed defenders. Most abbey guards are human men-at-arms (1 HD) or …

  • Quissler

    Quissler is a 3rd level gnome [[Expert | expert]] who serves as a captain of the [[Shade Abbey]] [[Abbey Guard | guard]]. He is the abbey's Range-Master: his duties include training the other guards in archery and scouting for raids or patrols. The …

  • Clern

    Clern was a 5th level human [[Sorcerer | sorcerer]] hired by the [[Church of Acrefatum]] to carry out experiments in [[mana stone]] production. His attempts to improve upon the Church's [[Soul-Still]] lore must have been at least partially successful, …

  • Fritzhelm

    Fritzhelm was a 1st level human fighter and a slave-trader from [[Dolheim]]. When the party met Fritzhelm, he and his bodyguards were hobnobbing with one of the [[Abbey Monk | Abbey Monks]], [[Father Boermund]], who was entertaining his guests in the …

  • Father Boermund

    Father Boermund was an adept (2nd level human [[Druid | druid]]) in the [[Abbey Monk | priesthood]] of [[Shade Abbey]]. The party encountered him when he was entertaining [[Fritzhelm]] the Slave-Trader in the priests' lounge of the abbey's Palatial …

  • Lunkin

    Lunkin is the dwarf blacksmith operating the forges in [[Shade Abbey]]'s Palatial Fortress (areas [[Shade Abbey 1A | 1A.27 and 28]]). He was so absorbed in his work (forging weapons; apparently, he had a _huge_ order to fill at the time) that he wasn't …

  • Domstag Golem

    A Domstag Golem is a statue of the evil god [[Domstag]], animated through magic into a semi-intelligent creature called a [[Golem | golem]]. Unlike ordinary stone golems, which are hewn from solid rock and move entirely by means of magic, Domstag Golems …

  • Paint Spectre

    [[File:499329 | class=media-item-align-right | ghostly_painting.jpg]]The paint [[Spectre | spectre]] was a semi-corporeal undead being whose physical form was composed entirely of paints in many different colors. The adventuring company encountered this …

  • Shade Abbey 1B

    h3. The Temple of Spiritual Devotions This strange dungeon sub-level is technically part of dungeon-level one, even though it is positioned immediately underneath the [[Shade Abbey 1A | ground level]] of [[Shade Abbey]]. The dungeon features are …

  • Edmund

    Edmund is a [[Vampire | wampyr]] who guards [[Shade Abbey]]'s [[Shade Abbey 1B | Temple of Spiritual Devotions]] level. He seems to have some sort of deal with the [[Church of Acrefatum]], whereby he serves as their temple-guardian in exchange for... …

  • King of Cards

    [[File:499290 | class=media-item-align-right | kingofcards.jpg]]The King of Cards is a bizarre, spirit-like entity haunting [[Shade Abbey]]'s [[Shade Abbey 1B | Temple of Spiritual Devotions]]. He seems to assume the form of a man, but with pasty white …

  • Canon Voth

    Canon Selko Voth was an aged, mid-ranking [[Abbey Monk | priest]] in the hierarchy of the [[Church of Acrefatum]]. He was in charge of keeping the [[Shade Abbey 1B | Temple of Spiritual Devotions]] running smoothly, at least until the adventuring company …

  • Beholder

    [[File:487472 | class=media-item-align-right | EvilEye-ff1-psp.png]][[File:490336 | class=media-item-align-right | Minitaur.png]] h3. Spectator *Armor Class:* 6 *Hit Dice:* 5** *Fly:* 120' (40') *Fighting Capability:* +6 (bite) *Saving Throw:* …

  • Minitaur

    [[File:490336 | class=media-item-align-right | Minitaur.png]]*Armor Class:* 6 *Hit Dice:* 4 *Move:* 120' (40') *Fighting Capability:* +5 (gore/bite or one weapon) *Saving Throw:* 8 *Damage:* 1d4/1d4 or by weapon +1 *Dungeon Encounter:* 1d8 * …

  • Princess of Hearts

    The Princess of Hearts appears to be a beautiful maiden with golden curls, wearing a pink dress covered with frills and hearts. There's something _strange_ about her, though. For one thing, she seems to live within [[Shade Abbey]]'s [[Shade Abbey 1B | …

  • Marvin the Chirurgeon

    A lunatic and unsanitary surgeon of unknown skill-level, he dwelt within the Hall of Healing in [[Shade Abbey]]'s [[Shade Abbey 1B | Temple of Devotions]], at least until [[:gibli | Gibli]] the burglar shanked him.

  • Sphinx Gargoyle

    [[File:499291 | class=media-item-align-right | mummy-zombie.jpg]]This was a giant sphinx-shaped [[Gargoyle | gargoyle]] that the adventuring company fought within [[Shade Abbey]].

  • Shade Abbey 2A

    h3. The Temple of Holy Mortifications This level sits more or less directly underneath the [[Shade Abbey 1B | Temple of Devotions]], at a depth of about 200 feet below ground-level. All of the passageways here are hewn from a gray, smooth-polished …

  • Shade Abbey 2B

    This area sits a half-mile west of [[Shade Abbey]]'s main levels, at a depth of some 230 feet underground. It is accessible from a long, hidden tunnel which has its opening at the bottom of a well in the secret room 2A.11e of the [[Shade Abbey 2A | …

  • Gogo

    Gogo was an aged gnome, the personal slave of [[Abbot Mokor]] of [[Shade Abbey]]. Gogo dwelt in the Abbot's office-supply-closet, [[Shade Abbey 1B | area 1B.33]]. He was an exceedingly simple-minded sort of fellow, speaking with broken grammar and …

  • Black Knight

    The Black Knight of [[Church of Acrefatum | Acrefatum]] was one of the temple-guardians of [[Shade Abbey]]. Specifically, he guarded the central altar of the [[Shade Abbey 2A | Temple of Mortifications]], at areas 2A.12 and 13. An elderly human knight, …