Keepers of the Realm
Home to the flamboyant Feathergale Society, this tall stone tower stands on a height commanding splendid views across the Sumber Hills. It can be seen from afar by anyone traversing the hills and is used as a private retreat by an elite hippogriff flying club comprised of rich Minnarhians calling themselves the Feathergale Knights. These “knights” affect a dashing image and are given to drinking, singing, wearing fashionable clothing, and general revelry.
Feathergale Spire rises from a pillar of rock high into the air, the tallest point for miles. Built from white limestone and embellished in marble, the spire resembles a gleaming sword that pierces the sky.
The gatehouse faces the opposite cliff, its drawbridge the only apparent point of entry. Tall, wide windows encompass the bottom level of the tower, absent only upon the gatehouse side.
A circle of open stalls rings the tower’s foundation where it meets the rock. Above each stall, the sculpture of a hippogriff in flight leaps from the tower’s base.
Beneath Feathergale Spire to the east, a wide gusty canyon yawns through the hills.
Features of the Spire:
|Ceilings||Ceilings are 18 feet high|
|Doors||Interior doors are made of wood banded with iron. Most have no locks but can be barred.|
|Floors||All floors are made of white stone.|
|Light||Due to its many windows, Feathergale Spire is brightly lit during the day and dimly lit at night. With the reinforced shutters closed, the light becomes dim during the day and dark at night.|
|Windows||Oversized windows on the ground level allow light and air to pass easily into the tower. They stand 3 feet from the ground and 6 feet tall and 8 feet wide. Smaller windows, about half the size of the larger ones, are on level 2 and 3. Shutters reinforced with iron bands permit the windows to be shut and barred. A barred window acts like a barred door.|