Overlooking the Svart’s tidal estuary, the Fane of the Waves Eternal is dedicated to the Mistress of Storms (Serat, CN goddess of the sea, Storms and Voyages). Here her worshippers bathe in the daily high tides and give thanks for the sea’s unending bounty.
The Fane encompasses a thin spit of land riddled with sea caves and the like jutting out into the Svart’s estuary. Above ground, the faithful maintain a lighthouse and the other facilities one would expect in a temple. In the largest of the sea caves below, the faith have several small subterranean docks exclusively for use by the temple’s flotilla of vessels. Other small sea caves feature cleverly designed tidal pools for the faithful to bathe in while worshipping their mistress.
Many ordinary folk can be encountered at the Fane. A few of its folk, however, are notable. They include:
- Taneli Eronen (N male old human druid 9) Serat’s Stormlord in Ashlar, Taneli is a reclusive figure rarely seen beyond the fane’s bounds. Now old and wizened, he yet leads daily services. Protective of his flock, he is growing increasingly worried about the rumours of Dagon worship reaching his ears. His mistress is opposed to Dagon and his fell worshippers and he works subtly behind the scenes to thwart and stymie their growing influence.
- Anafa Wildthorn (N female halfling druid 7) is a capricious, wild soul drawn to the ocean from an early age. She feels alive when sailing the ocean waves or exploring its depths in animal form. Increasingly drawn to Hard Bay’s dangerous waters she has started exploring several of the islands struggling above its storm-tossed waters.
PC worshippers of Serat could come to Taneli’s notice after a few successful forays into Gloamhold’s depths. Tales of battles against Dagon’s cultists certainly focuses his attention on the PCs.
Alternatively, if the PCs are struggling to find a sailor brave enough to take them to Gloamhold—and crucially wait for them to return—they might visit the fane in search such a redoubtable soul.
Finally, Anafa may spot the PCs in Hard Bay and follow them in animal or fish form to see what they are up to. She could even come to their aid if they are over matched by Hard Bay’s monstrous denizens or ferocious weather.
Languard is the capital city of Ashlar and closest settlement of note to Gloamhold’s benighted halls. This is a first look at the location, which will appear in its final form in Town Backdrop: Languard which will be published by Raging Swan Press in early 2018.
For more Languard, check out the city’s main page!