Tales of Penundra
The dark tower overlooking the Shale Forest, Grommel Keep was established by the founders of the Silven Glade less than a hundred years after the city’s founding. It was intended as a frontier outpost and firs line of defense against any orc raiding parties from the western hills.
However, the rich deposits of Silven Ore in the mountains and significantly more fertile lands to the south and east made Grommel Keep a poor choice to defend the surrounding area and after two centuries of service, it was abandoned to the various creatures and beings who made up the northern wastes.
It is unclear exactly when the dark presence of the lich took up residence in the tower, but generations of the Frontier Watch have made a distinct point to avoid the keep at all costs and lands have grown noticeably dangerous under the shadow of its rule.