The somewhat-ruined buildings and walkways were formed from crystal and red coral. They city was filled with air.
In 1361 DR, it was rumored that a kraken truly ruled the city, but the nominal Regent of Ascarle was the illithid Vestress. Vestress was a rogue illithid who had taken the city from hands of a drow banshee, whom she banished to Inthar on Ruathym via a portal. She desired to conquer Ruathym, but the banshee made that impossible, so she plotted to have the banshee destroyed by Liriel Baenre. Under the Kraken Society, she also allied with Rethnor of Luskan and Shakti Hunzrin as part of a plot to turn the Lords' Alliance and Waterdeep into war with Ruathym. However, all of these plans were discovered by Liriel, who led an assault on the city, deposed Vestress, and released the illithid's captives.
Vestress had a standing army with a core of 100 merrow (sea ogres). A group of evil nereids roamed the streets, and kapoacinths (marine gargoyles who loved torture) lived in lairs beneath the city. The Kraken Society also held numerous prisoners there, including humans (namely Ygraine) from Ruathym and sea elves. These prisoners were released in 1361 DR when Ascarle was assaulted by Liriel Baenre.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Elaine Cunningham (May 1998). Tangled Webs. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 84. ISBN 0-7869-0698-7.
- ↑ Paul Jaquays (1988). The Savage Frontier. (TSR, Inc), p. 37. ISBN 0-88038-593-6.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Elaine Cunningham (May 1998). Tangled Webs. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 83. ISBN 0-7869-0698-7.
- ↑ Elaine Cunningham (May 1998). Tangled Webs. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 83–84. ISBN 0-7869-0698-7.
- ↑ Sean K. Reynolds, Jason Carl (November 2001). Lords of Darkness. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 154. ISBN 0-7869-1989-2.
- ↑ Elaine Cunningham (May 1998). Tangled Webs. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 235–236. ISBN 0-7869-0698-7.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Elaine Cunningham (March 2003). Tangled Webs. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0-7869-2959-6.