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Latest revision as of 10:38, 12 October 2019

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Castle Tarjeng
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Location of Castle Tarjeng within Etrand.
StateKingdom of Etrand
EnemiesVarious undead beings (mostly skeletons)
First AppearenceWays of Darkness FRPG

Castle Tarjeng (Etrandish: Tarjeng ; IPA: [tʰɒɹd͡ʒɛŋ]) is a location in Southern Etrand.

Layout and location

Castle Tarjeng is located in the swamplands of Southern Etrand. The ruins of the castle itself are surrounded by a swampy forest so dense, that it practically qualifies as a jungle. Inhabited by man-eating lizards, meat-eating plants, and other unsavory beings that prey upon the living - be they adventuring Humans or indigenous Lizardmen - the area in itself is no fairy tale to pass.

The castle's walls are mossy and moldy. The entrance to the castle itself is rusty iron gate. Inside the castle, after having went through the entrance, adventurers are greeted with two doors on the floor, and two stairs. One of the two doors leads to the kitchen and feasting room, the other to the library. One of the stairs leads up to a door, which in turn leads up to the bedrooms and armoury, while the other stairs lead down to the dungeon, containing the wine cellar, as well as the prisons of the castle.

History

It is not known precisely when was Castle Tarjeng built, but it is assumed that the castle must have been built during the reign of King Tondbert I of Etrand, as a southern outpost against Orcish raiders, as well as a means of projecting power towards the local lizardmen tribes - the name Tarjeng itself is a Lizardman word. In any case, by the late 3rd century, the castle has been abandoned, fell into disrepair and ceased being mentioned.

Off course, this does not mean the end of Tarjeng's story. Ever since that, Tarjeng has changed hands many times, becoming a hideout, place of refuge and headquarters of bandits, orcs, necromancers, and so on. It is widely believed that, that the current occupier of Castle Tarjeng - as of 831 - is a Necromancer or a Lich.

Appearences

The FRPG

While Terjeng wasn't named as such, it appeared during one of the adventures on the Hungarian-language version of the FRPG.