Dragons of Spring Dawning
If the heroes have decided to investigate Shalost you may read or paraphrase the following:
￼A main tower rises 200 feet into the air, then a second, thinner tower extends upward an additional 30 feet. Not a single window penetrates its weather-stained walls. The only ornamentation is the battlement that runs around the top. It is capped by a crystal cone. The base of the tower is a full 100 feet across. There is a feeling of peace here, although tracks through the glade indicate that the dark creatures of the surrounding wood do wander here.
This is the tower that holds the great druid Waylorn Wyvernsbane. Waylorn was put to sleep in a magical copse of trees here over a thousand years ago at the beginning of the Age of Might, following his defeat of the Ghoul Queen Sylvyana. This was, of course, long before the Cataclysm that changed the face of the world. The elves, fearing Waylorn might still escape and cause trouble for them, built the tower around the magical copse of trees as additional protection.
The outside of the tower is smooth. It is not crafted from fitted stones, in the manner of dwarven architecture, but is made from natural stone coaxed up from the bedrock by the elves. On the far side of the tower from where the heroes first enter the glade, a stone ladder is cut into the outer wall. The ladder leads up to the parapet at the top of the tower. This can be easily climbed by any of the heroes, but they must climb single file.
Climbing the exterior of the tower itself requires a DC 5 Climb check. There are no windows in the sides of the tower. There appears to be some sort of clear crystal capping the structure at its peak. There are no ground entrances to this tower.
The stone itself is highly resistant to magic and magical attempts to open or damage it. The stone walls have 900 hp/5- foot section, SR 27, and hardness 16.