Campaign of the Month: August 2013
Dragons of Autumn
The fortress of Pax Tharkas resides on the border between the realms of Qualinesti and Thorbardin, and was erected as a symbol of peace and unity between the elves, humans and the dwarves. The name Pax Tharkas translates into Common as “Peace among Friends” or “Citadel of Peace” and symbolizes the alliance forged by Kith-Kanan, leader of the Qualinesti, with the dwarves of Thorbardin and the humans of Ergoth in the Age of Dreams.
Pax Tharkas is situated in a mountain pass and prevents travellers from heading southwards into Thorbardin or northwards into Qualinesti, without traversing past the fortress first. Above the northern valley floor around the fortress lie two great walls, which had steep ramps that led to open gates that allowed the only access through the walls. Beyond the two walls lay the fortress itself, which housed two monstrous towers and were separated by a large wall manned by two large gates. Past the gates, an open courtyard opened up and extended to the very cliffs of the Tharkadan Mountains. Openings within the cliff face lead into the Iron Mines of Pax Tharkas.
A secret entrance into the stronghold through the tomb of Kith-Kanan is a closely guarded elven secret – the Sla-Mori.