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The Caves of Maramog
The fabled Caves of Maramog, tucked away within the tangled heart of
Bellsong Slough , remains a place
surrounded in mystery, its origins and history steeped in legend.
As told in countless tales, Maramog was once home to a race of
beings formed out of living stone. Known as the Ryl-Norok,
these benevolent beings kept watch over the caves and its many
According to the legends, a great cataclysm befell the Ryl-Norok,
and the guardians of Maramog slipped back into the shadowy recesses
of the great caves and vanished.
For over a thousand years, the caves were lost -- all but forgotten.
Then, nearly two centuries ago, Maramog was rediscovered by a band
of intrepid explorers from Trithik. These four brave souls plunged into
Bellsong Slough and found the mouth of the legendary cave.
The adventurers, led by a sorceress named Kerislar, made several expeditions
into the caves, recording their findings and progress in a series of journals.
Deep inside the caverns, they encountered an area where the damp air
of Maramog turned poisonous. After losing several members of their party
to the deadly atmosphere, Kerislar and her companions abandoned their
exploration of the caves.
Since Kerislar's expeditions into Maramog, many adventurers have attempted
to follow the path laid out by the sorceress and her band of explorers. So far,
none have been able to figure a way past the toxic breath that rises out of
the murky depths of the caves...though numerous indeed are those who have
perished in the attempt.