Of Kings and Dragons
Cavern of the Sacred Shapes
The Cavern of the Sacred Shapes was once the centerpiece of Varki sculpture and artwork, but several generations ago, the cavern was seized by a race of wolf like humanoids known as adlets that swept down through the Stormspear Mountains to wage war on the Varki. The reason these savage monsters assaulted the Cavern of the Sacred Shapes remains unclear to the Varki, for the adlets have not sought to expand their territory in the years since. Now and then, a well-meaning group of adventurous Varki attempts to infiltrate the ancient cavern, but these attempts generally end in ruin for the hopeful liberators—the adlets do so love the taste of human flesh. Survivors have reported, however, that the adlets seem strangely reverent of the old Varki cave paintings and murals that decorate the caverns, giving rise to rumors in recent years that the adlets are in fact a cursed branch of ancient Varki and have come south from a forgotten exile to the Crown of the World to reclaim their birthright.