Semper Interitus

Gruumsh's Chasm

Borogk was a charismatic priest who lead several tribes of the Sword Mountains into worship of Kyuss (pronouced Kai-uhs) during the post Uruth Ukrypt and other united hordes period, circa DR 1030. In that period of tribal conflict, his leadership was welcomed by many tribes. However, over time his support of a bizarre demi-god of undead alienated the established priesthoods of Gruumsh and other orc gods. During his leadership any orc who died was bound in service as undead which formed his core army and elite guard. Many an orc followed him only out of fear and hopelessness.
Other tribes in the area grew concerned and eventually united and battled against Borogk and his undead army. For the most part Borogk and his undead minions could hold off the enemy tribes and the newly dead were pressed into service as more undead.
In his captial the temple to Gruumsh was descrated and made into a temple of Kyuss. This angered Gruumsh very much. At the height of his power, he held a ceremony on a high unholy day of Kyuss for all the living members of his tribe. All of the living were slain and made to rise again as undead. For Gruumsh this was the last act he could stand. He made an avatar appear at that very night at the end of this horrific ceremony. Borogk was slain and all the undead orcs were destroyed. The avatar then destroyed the entire village and drove its spear into his former temple with so much force the entire temple fell in on its self and tumbled into the great hole struck by the spear. Borogk’s reign was over and no orc tribe ever settled the area of the village again.

Otar has been able to study the tome the party brought back from the Holk House and thinks that a terrible cyst may have been created on the spot of Borogk’s downfall. He commands that you journey to the Sword Mountains to the abandoned homeland of Borogk in search of this terrible cyst.



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