Sandpoint's History

Millennia ago, before the fall of Thassilon, what is
known today as the Lost Coast was not a coast at all. It
was a series of rocky bluffs and cliffs that ran through
a vast moor stretching from the end of the Fogscar
Mountains south to the Mushfens. Called the Rasp,
this ridge of stony tors and limestone escarpments
marked the boundary between the nations of Shalast
and Bakrakhan. When Thassilon fell, the nation of
Bakrakhan collapsed and slid into the sea, forming what
is now called the Varisian Gulf as the Rasp became the
region’s new coastline.

Before these cataclysmic events, the Rasp was heavily
patrolled by the armies of Shalast and Bakrakhan,
and violent clashes between the two were common.
Rune lord Karzoug used his impressive magic and giant
slaves to erect immense statues in his image along the
Rasp, granite sentinels that stood hundreds of feet in
height and from whose stony eyes he could look out
upon the nation of Bakrakhan from the safety of his
throne in distant Xin- Shalast. In response, Runelord
Alaznist built several destructive watchtowers called
Hellstorm Flumes along the Rasp. Each of these towers
housed a contingent of her soldiers , commanded by
sorcerers and demon-worshiping clerics hand-picked
from her personal guard. Atop each Flume burned a
constant vortex of arcane fire, one that its commander
could direct to scorch intruding armies from miles
away. The Flumes did a remarkable job at keeping
Karzoug’s forces from effectively invading Bakrakhan,
while his own Sentinel Statues prevented Alaznist from
launching any surprise invasions of her own. And so
the two kingdoms existed in tenuous balance until the
cataclysmic fall of their world.

After Thassilon’s collapse and with the onset of the
Age of Darkness , the Rasp became the region’s new
western coastline. Karzoug’s Sentinel Statues collapsed,
although here and there fragments of these once mighty
guardians still stand. Bakrakhan’s Hellstorm Flumes
fared no better-most of these watch towers fell into
the sea during the cataclysm. Only one remained above
the waves , and even it crumbled to less than a quarter
of its original height. Varisian travelers preserved in
their oral traditions stories of how ruined towers once
cast fire down upon the surrounding lands, but over the
generations, these tales evolved. The ruin’s location at
the edge of the sea seemed to indicate that it was once
a lighthouse, and in time, old tales of beams of fire
became beams of light. Today, the Varisians view the
last Hellstorm Flume as nothing more than an ancient
ruined lighthouse, a landmark they call the Old Light.
No record of the tower’s destructive purpose remains in
the modern mind, yet clues to its violent legacy remain
unsuspected in catacombs that once connected to the
tower’s dungeons.

Sandpoint's History

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