Of Kings and Dragons
While the people of Broken Bay know well the dangers of the towering spires known as Rivenstone, most visitors to the region are unlikely to notice this deadly mountain, for its peak only rises above the waves of the bay on the lowest of tides. Rivenstone is a spire-like monolith that rises from one of the deepest valleys on the sea bed of the bay itself. The spire fractures into seven different spires along its length, the tallest two of which reach within a few feet of the surface of the sea. It is these two spires that sailors are most familiar with, for when the tides and currents are just right, the spearlike points have an uncanny propensity to hole hulls and sink ships. Were this the only danger that Rivenstone presented to nautical travel it would be dire enough, but the lower slopes of the submerged mountain are rife with tribes of gutaki—unusually intelligent devilfish said to be infused with the blood of Dagon, the demon lord of sea monsters. The Rivenstone gutaki are led by a cabal of a dozen powerful priests consisting of clerics and oracles of Dagon for the most part. While most gutaki tribes prefer to dwell in the ocean’s deepest abysses, those of Rivenstone dwell in relatively shallow waters of only a few thousand feet. With the aid of charmed giant octopus and squid minions, these gutaki are among the most dangerous denizens of Broken Bay.