Shadows of Absalom
The vast plain of broken weapons, stone barrows, and shallow graves surrounding Absalom is known as the Cairnlands. It is here that the thousands of soldiers who came to invade Absalom over the millennia are laid to rest, often without the proper religious rituals to keep their spirits quiet. Also found here are numerous siege castles—huge fortresses used in the many wars of conquest that have failed to take the great city. Notable siege castles include the treacherous El Raja Key and the Red Redoubt of Karamoss. The immense and weirdly beautiful Spire of Nex is located 10 miles north of Absalom, and remains a popular adventuring spot thousands of years after it was abandoned.