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Allowak's Sanctuary is a small secret village of intelligent yetis on the island of Foren in Eiselcross.


The village is primarily comprised of huts, surrounding the crystal that grants the yeti denizens their intelligence.[1] The Allowak yetis vigilantly patrol the edges of their village, pretending to be typical yetis instead, both to guard the crystal and keep their village a secret.[2]



The village's population is made up solely of yeti and abominable yeti.

Notable People

  • Gestaf: an abominable yeti who ambushed the Mighty Nein and Dagen Underthorn, but soon surrendered and made a positive acquaintance with them.
  • Brightheart: an abominable yeti and the leader of the village, who had been organizing expeditions to find other yeti to be transformed by the crystal.[2]


At the fall of Aeor, a crystalline monolith was thrown from the crash site and impaled the body of a yeti named Allowak. The crystal miraculously preserved his body, and other yeti who touched it found that their intellect increased and their bloodthirsty nature decreased. A small village of these more intelligent and peaceful yeti grew up around the crystal monolith, and the yeti living there attempt to bring their wilder yeti kin to touch it as well and be changed as they were. They keep the existence of their village a secret because they fear the theft of the crystal monolith. Not long before 835 PD, the yetis of Allowak also learned something of the world outside of Eiselcross from books they had found on the bodies of explorers who had perished nearby.[3]

Dagen Underthorn, however, was aware of the existence of the village, and when the Mighty Nein had an encounter with a group of yeti who spoke in fluent Common mid-fight, mentioned that they must be "Allowak folk".[4] The Nein befriended and healed the yeti band and invited them into Widogast's Nascent Nein-Sided Tower for the night.[5]



  1. Fan art of Allowak's Sanctuary, by s.maelstrom (source). Used with permission.
  2. Official map of Allowak's Sanctuary on the island of Foren and surrounding features of Eiselcross, by Deven Rue (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.