Rormir, Terror of the Gap

Rormir, Terror of the Gap

For hundreds of years, the ferocious white dragon Rormir controlled the area between the Shield Mountains, preying on merchants, missionaries, and armies traveling the Gap. Rormir terrorized the region, exacting tribute and meting out capricious and cruel punishments for even those that met his demands. About one hundred years ago, Rormir was seen for the last time in the Gap and then vanished. Speculation raged about the cause of Rormir’s disappearance, but none knew for certain what had transpired.

While traveling in the Pearlwood Valley, the party learned that Rormir had been poisoned by the people of Loudwater. Rormir extorted maidens from the towns of Amroth, Great Lodge, Loudwater, and the Deepvault Clanhold, and the Mechanoi of Loudwater used an arcane poison to attempt to slay the dragon. Unfortunately, Rormir continued as an undead horror, his flight ability significantly reduced but his rage flaring out of control. He devastated Amroth, destroyed the Deepvault Clanhold and Loudwater, and rained destruction on Great Lodge. Afterwards, he retreated to ruins of Loudwater and took up residence, his appearances become rare in the extreme. Ice and numbing cold overwhelmed Loudwater and it became known as Stillwater.

In the ruins of Mechanon, the party discovered that Rormir’s unnatural powers had been enhanced by a mad experiment, fusing the mortal form of the dragon with the remains of an icy Primordial. The dragon’s unnatural vitality persisted beyond the arcane poisoning, twisting him into an undead creature of raging ice and cold. It appears that Rormir had a hand in destroying the Mechanoi’s city and unleashing the elemental beasts, sending the refugees south to ironically found Loudwater. Rormir began to prey on the Gap and Pearlwood Valley until his “death” sent him into fury. The possibility exists, however, that using the icy remains of the Primordial might allow someone to unknit the spells laid on the dragon long ago and greatly weaken him.

Rormir, Terror of the Gap

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