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Ghor Veles was a city of the Age of Arcanum, known for housing a keep that served as a research facility for the Betrayer Gods. As of 835 PD, it was a ruin.[1]

Description

Ghor Veles is Draconic for "Vault of Shadows", in reference to its purpose, as a city of many vaults. Not only was it a center for arcane storage and research during the Age of Arcanum, but it also housed dungeons and catacombs for the undead servants of Oracs, an ancient dracolich. The undead minions still remain in their home below the city, and many treasure hunters who have attempted to plunder the tombs have themselves joined the undead, slowly building Oracs's army.[1]

Society

While the city is in ruins and has not existed since the Calamity, many refugees from elsewhere in Xhorhas have used Ghor Veles's old buildings as shelter. Liv-Burrath, a dranassar survivor who disguises herself as a drow, resides there and pays adventurers for any relics they find, hoping that one day she may find others like her and with them retake Ghor Dranas.[1]

Notable People

Name Type Description
Lord Cioro NPC An individual of high station and importance, whose body found its final resting place in Ghor Veles.[2]
Liv-Burrath NPC Dranassar mage
Oracs the Enduring NPC Dracolich

Fan art of Ghor Veles, by Alex Farebrother-Naylor.[art 3]

History

"The Ruined Sliver" (2x104)

It is heavily implied that the ruins including a fragment of a black tower the Mighty Nein found on Rumblecusp, which had been displaced as part of Vokodo's entry to the Material Plane, were of Ghor Veles. When they investigated, the party heard whispers of "Oracs demands our return".[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 See Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, p. 154 'Ch 3: Wildemount Gazetteer'.
  2. See "Elysium" (1x104) at 3:07:08.
  3. See "The Ruined Sliver" (2x104) at 2:05:01.

Art:

  1. Depiction of Ghor Veles, by BlackSalander (source). Used with permission. This file is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Wizards of the Coast Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
  2. Official map of The location of Ghor Veles in Blightshore, at the base of the Penumbra Range, by Deven Rue from Explorer's Guide to Wildemount. This file is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Wizards of the Coast Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
  3. Fan art of Ghor Veles, by Alex Farebrother-Naylor (source). Used with permission.
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