Two generations ago, cultists of Chaos raised a fane amid the tumbled wilds of northern Caurenze. Evil men and the monstrous denizens of the mountains gathered at the temple and began marauding the surrounding countryside. As their attacks worsened, a force of Glantrian soldiers, magicians and adventurers assembled to oppose the temple. In a pitched battle, the forces of Chaos were overthrown and the temple itself was smashed.
In the years since then, rumors of an evil presence in the ruined temple have spread — a dark power that has fattened on the devastation of the civil war. The war's aftermath and Darokinese sactions have left the Prince of Caurenze in no position to act against whatever might lurk therein.