Master of the Fallen Fortress
An unnamed siege castle has stood in the Cairnlands for hundreds if not thousands of years, magically sealed after the death of its forgotten master. But recently a minor earthquake rocked the land, accomplishing in minutes what dozens of scholars, sages, and adventurers could not achieve in years—the quake caused part of the siege castle to collapse, opening its interior for the first time in centuries. The locals now call this tower the Fallen Fortress.
The tremors also opened up passages underground, connecting the tower’s basement to long-hidden subterranean tunnels. An outcast troglodyte names Tasskar soon discovered these tunnels and led his small squad of followers into the tower, where they became cut off from the underground tunnels by an aftershock. Stranded above ground, Tasskar decided that his blasphemous god had given him this fortress so he can prepare the troglodyte race to take over the surface world…