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Marudshar is an ancient, sand-worn, and supposedly cursed temple ruin in a steep canyon in the Brazen Peaks. The ruins of the temple consist of dozens of toppled pillars and many strange-looking statues that have had most of their recognizable features scoured off by the wind.

The site also includes the Path of the Traveler, which is a huge crumbling gateway carved with images of sphinx-like creatures, and the Sacrament of the Faithless, a 63-foot-tall pillar carved to look like it is made of writhing humans who have been turned to stone. What god was worshiped here is unknown; the area is not spoken of by locals, and curious visitors are deterred from their visit by a pack of lions that roam the valley.

While a normal lion would prove little discouragement to seasoned adventurers, these lions are different: they are an all-male pride, larger in number than a lion pride should be, they have completely black, soulless eyes, and they can speak to each other in some horrible, guttural language.1


  1. Steve Kenson. “In the Shadow of Pale Mountain” in House of the Beast, 53. Paizo Inc., 2009