Dragonlance - Age of Might
Tower of High Sorcery - Daltigoth
Tower of High Sorcery at Daltigoth
The Tower of High Sorcery at Daltigoth is located in the Inner City district of the imperial city Daltigoth in the Empire of Ergoth. Ergothians would call the tower Rathfast or the Crimson Tower.
The tower is square, about 200 feet tall, and very broad. It is made of mysterious blood red stone. On top of the tower are five parapets. The four in the corners are white. The center parapet is larger and black. All five have electrum needles on top of them. The entrance into the tower is double doors made of oak stained black with copper runes.
The main floor has a large open room with vaulted ceilings. In the center of the room is a large pool. On either side of the pool are large stairs that each lead up to a balcony that looks down on the pool. The tower itself has four main stairways that are located in each corner of the tower. Above this are the laboratories of the Wizards. The use of illusion magic makes these floors impossible to map. Above the laboratory stories are the quarters for most the wizards. The Halls of Shifting Shadows is above the quarters levels. Right above the halls is the suite for the Master of the Tower of Daltigoth. At the top, within the black parapet, lies the tower’s Heartchamber.
Surrounding and protecting the tower is the Kadothan Grove. Past the grove were numerous white stoned paths on a large lawn. The largest path leads to a stairway of twenty-one stairs and to the entrance of the tower. After the protection of the grove the tower also has at least twenty malachite statues and a flock of Gargoyles. The gargoyles answer only to the master of the tower.
Halls of Shifting Shadows
The Halls of Shifting Shadows are rooms in the Tower of High Sorcery at Daltigoth near the top of the tower, located a floor below the quarters for the Master of the Tower of Daltigoth. When no Illusion spells are functioning in the halls they are dark and without shape. When illusion spells are functioning in the halls they demonstrate greater power. This allows Wizards to make the halls look however they please. When the Test of High Sorcery is given in the tower it is generally done so in these halls.
The Heartchamber (or Heartroom) is located high in the tower inside the black parapet. This was where the magic of the tower is strongest. The tiles covering the walls are inscribed with words of magic. The room’s most important feature is a small replica of the tower in its center. The doors to the room are made of ironwood, bonded with steel, with protective magic placed on them.
The room also is portal room able to access the Border Realm which holds the Lost Tower.
Kadothan Grove (Sleep)
The Kadothan Grove is the protective grove that surrounds the Tower of High Sorcery at Daltigoth. Kadothan means, “long walk” in Dwarven. Once anyone sets foot into the grove the distance would elongate. One could walk for hours, even days and not seem to make any progress. After a time walking among the pines a enchantment wtakes effect that slowly puts the victim to sleep. Even elves are effected by this enchantment. The person can awake days or weeks later well rested and stripped of all their weapons.
Inside the grove is a wall of red stone. The wall only has one entrance with no gate. Once past the wall and the grove a traveler enters a wide lawn crisscrossed by numerous white stoned paths. The main path leads to a stairway and to the entrance of the tower.