The Grey Empire
The Black Tower
The most striking feature of the Lowlands is the Black Tower – a massive edifice that has stood for as long as history can remember.
The Black Tower is as tall as a mountain, in the shape of a perfect circle that would take a strong man a full day to circle on foot. It was formed of massive black slabs of unknown stone that have resisted the predations of time and thieves. From a great distance and when weather permits, one can see the top. It is clearly flat, though apparently featureless.
No one has ever successfully scaled the Black Tower, and attempts to reach the top using flight or magic have always resulted in the explorers’ disappearance.