Shadow Over Volfsten
The Barren Gorge
The Barren Gorge is a rocky canyon that serves as the pass from the Whitefield to the easternmost region of Volfsten. Many perils await travelers, namely bandits. Rockslides are common, but far worse are the gnolls that dwell in the cavernous tunnels of the canyon. Bulettes burrow up from underground to feast on passerby. Rumors are circulating of a giant blue dragon that lurks in the canyon. Ghouls scavenge off of the gnolls’ leftovers.
A tribe of minotaurs has an encampment in the caverns of the gorge. They do not bear ill-will towards outsiders, necessarily, but are easily provoked if not taken seriously.