The Gallows Furnace


The Gallows Furnace

Wrapping around the murky waters of Smoke Marshes Lake in Ulkechar, this stand of towering stone vents regularly belch fume and steam from the depths of the earth out into the sky. Mineral deposits spread from the fluted geysers like a lattice of lightning, calcium, magnesium and caustic salts spreading like a web across miles of landscape.

Despite its danger, the Gallows Furnace attracts wildlife and worse with its secretions, and chunks of precious metals and even gemstones have been found among the slag that gets rocketed skyward every now and then to land with a heavy impact in the surrounding mud and water.

Several ruins, or perhaps the broken expanse of one larger ruin, can be found nearby, coated with slimes and residues from the geothermal vents, hiding them from easy detection. Many creatures make their homes among these sprawling remains, and caverns emptying into the world below are numerous and treacherous.


 

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