Water trickles down the mountainside, creating twin waterfalls either side of this obscured stronghold belonging to the griffon riders. A hidden stair system built through the mountainside allows those on foot to make it inside, while the griffon riders of this order prefer to arrive via the pier that protrudes out from the strongholds gates.
Inside the halls, you can find barracks that are well stocked, supplies to last several months without replenishment, a holding cell, stables for the griffons, as well as sleeping quarters for the riders and personal quarters for their leader.
This all leads up to the higher floors that contain an extensive library, that houses literature and secrets from the elder cities before they we’re destroyed. As well as a holy shrine containing the one and only winged blade, shattered hundreds of years ago during the burning of the elder city Anar. It was recovered by the riders during the battle and has remained hidden here ever since.
The sword holds great power, and if reforged may be the one thing to stem the rising tide of darkness spreading from the south, but the griffon riders will not give up their long dead hero's sword so easily...