Keep on the Shadowfell
Decades of peace followed, and the village of Winterhaven arose within sight of the keep. Eventually, the great fort fell into ruins and its grand purpose forgotten. Today, it is seen as a harmless tumble of stone and wood.
If only that were true.
Nearly two hundred years ago, a cult of the demon prince Orcus purposely created a gap in reality, connecting one of Orcus’ unholy Shadowfell sites to the world. Skeletons, zombies, and fouler creatures flooded through the rift into the light of day. The empire of Nerath dispatched legionnaires to eliminate the threat. The empire’s soldiers destroyed the undead, sealed the opening, and built a keep to watch over the location and contain the threat. This is the site known as the Keep on the Shadowfell.
The True Fallcrest Guard recently cleared up what was left behind by Acquisitions Incorporated, made sure the Rift was closed, and stopped a vile plot by Kurche to turn a minor deity, The Mockery, into an undead slave under the control of Kurche and Orcus, lord of Undeath.