Of Kings and Dragons
Although the Thassilonian city of Torandey now exists only as scattered vaults deep under Jol, several other Thassilonian ruins dot the wilds of Southmoor. These ruins range from ancient temples and fortresses to forgotten statues and shrines, but perhaps the most notorious are the towering 60-foot-tall megaliths known as the Drillstones. Just over three dozen of these spirelike stone monoliths rise from the Kodar foothills many miles south of Kopparberget, each of them decorated with strange spiraling gouges almost as if they were immense drills sent up from some secret chamber below. Each stone vibrates slightly to the touch, and on certain nights of the year these vibrations increase to create an unusual and disturbing keening that fills the area and has been known to drive even the doughtiest raider mad. The exact purpose of these strange stones continues to elude scholars, but a mysterious doorway was recently discovered at the base of one of the Drillstones, leading down to a strange labyrinth inhabited by what appear to be deactivated clockwork constructs. The discovery has led some to believe that the Drillstones themselves are but the upper edges of an immense war machine that has been buried under a mountain.