Grak's Pool

South of Altaruk along the road following the South Fork of the Estuary of the Forked Tongue to Balic stands a mud-brick fortress built over a natural spring. Because surface water is rare anywhere on Athas, Grak’s Pool is a welcome stop for travelers. Grak, a half-elf warrior of some renown, commands a band of mercenaries based here. He allows visitors to set up camp around the outskirts of his fortress, but his water is not free. He charges travelers 5 gp per drink and 20 gp per bath.

Below the fortress and the spring, a foundation of older ruins extends beneath the stony barrens of the surrounding landscape. Spine-chilling roars sometimes echo up from the deep passages below Grak’s Pool. Their awful resonance has been sufficient to keep the mercenaries from venturing too far beneath the fortress.

Grak's Pool

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