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Ruler's Ridge, or Calim's See, was a peak in the Marching Mountains. It was one of the locations where the bakkals of Coramshan were buried and then the site of a great genie battle.[1]

DescriptionEdit

Ruler's Ridge was located in the northern Marching Mountains[2] near Minthrux Vale and Bottle Falls, where the Two Falls River began.[3] It was once called Calim's See. At that time, the mountain was some 500 feet taller. A great avalanche turned what used to be a large, conical mountain into a jagged-edged peak.[1]

HistoryEdit

Calim's See was once the burial site of choice for the bakkals of Coramshan and the rulers of the first seven dynasties of Calimshan.[1][2] After being mummified in the First Necropolis of Nykkar, the dead were carted up a road around the mountain and through a set of golden doors in a cliff-side.[1]

The entrance to the tombs was lost to time, buried beneath rock and earth in −1990 DR, when a group of more than six djinn, efreet, and dao fought in the mountains in a battle that lasted months and led to the death of a noble dao. The magical battle cleft the mountain in two and shattered its peak, burying the entrance to the tombs and the road leading up to it.[1]

RumorsEdit

A gluttonous aurumvorax that was as large as a dragon was rumored to live on the mountain.[1]

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Steven E. Schend and Dale Donovan (September 1998). Empires of the Shining Sea. (TSR, Inc), pp. 86–87. ISBN 978-0786912377.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Richard Baker, Ed Bonny, Travis Stout (February 2005). Lost Empires of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 117. ISBN 0-7869-3654-1.
  3. Steven E. Schend and Dale Donovan (September 1998). Empires of the Shining Sea (map). (TSR, Inc). ISBN 978-0786912377.

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