Hangman's Knoll was a small rise where the road from Mirrorman's Mill connected to the North Ride in Shadowdale.[1]


Hangman's Knoll took its name from the days of Lord Joadath, who commissioned gallows here to execute "thieves, highwaymen, and petty followers of all gods."[1]

During the Zhent occupation in Hammer, 1375 DR, the Black Network built new gallows upon Hangman's Knoll to execute traitors convicted in Mourngrym Amcathra's court.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Richard Baker, Eric L. Boyd, Thomas M. Reid (July 2007). Shadowdale: The Scouring of the Land. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 146. ISBN 07-8694-039-5.