#7 The Bay of Stone Causeway.
Reply #7 on: January 29, 2005, 12:18:34 AM
The direct road between 2 coastal citys passes over the shallow and inhospitable Bay of Stone on a causeway. Avoiding the causeway requires a large detour.
The causeway was built and is maintained by the shaven headed monks of the nearby Monastry of Oneness with God. A large copper bowl is left by the side of the road at one end of the causeway for donations. It is considered ungodly, bad luck and "not right" to cross the causeway without making a donation. The bowl is emptied regularly.
These causeway is roofed but open to the air at the sides. Their is a wooden archway in the centre of the causeway to allow boats to pass underneath, although few boats sail the Bay of Stone.
The area surrounding the shallow Bay of Stone is inhospitable, wild, craggy and forested.
The monks are not the only inhabitants of the bay area, it is rumoured to be inhabited by the fae, the little people. Sometimes, at dusk, mysterious blue lights can be seen from the landwards side of the causeway, moving and hovering above the surface of the bay like dragonflys. Go to Comment
The PCs have been traveling for a long time down the same stretch or round with no sign of anything suspicious. As they cross over to the next hill they see a gigantic splater of blood with a bleached dragons scull in the center of it. It the dragon skull's mouth is a tattered backpack with something wiggling inside of it.