Black Raven Monastery was founded in 1181 DR[citation needed] by Valas Belaem del Pharm.[1]


The monastery was located in the Spine of the World and connected Valas' Tomb to the Underdark.[1]


The monks were taught to fight slavery of any kind, even imprisoning a criminal was prohibited by the monastery's philosophy. Furthermore, since Valas Black Raven was a slave, the monks believed all servants were to be treated with respect.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Black Isle Studios (2002). Josh Sawyer. Icewind Dale IIInterplay.