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{{Quote|The sprawling underground bunker is rumored to be littered with jewels and artifacts, but beware...the evil that befell the ''Knights of Thunder'' that dwelt there still lurks in the dark bowels of Stormhold.|[[Bootstrutter's Field Guide to Antonica]]}}
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==Lore==
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Stormguard was once the underground fortress of the ''Knights of Thunder'', a group of warriors dedicated to [[Karana]], god of Storms. Little is known of this mysterious group since most of their history was kept in the now rotted out [[The Library (Stormhold)|Stormhold Library]]. What ''is'' known is that the order started out with noble intentions: routing [[:Category:Undead|undead]] and always quick to lend [[Qeynos]] aid. At some point one of their leaders, [[Lord Chesgard]], discovered a cursed sword, [[Bone Bladed Claymore]], that slowly twisted his mind. Under the sword's influence, Lord Chesgard ordered the construction of Stormhold at a specific place in [[Antonica]]. As the ''Knights of Thunder'' were a well-established order at this time, no one in Qeynos protested the fortress' construction.
   
== Description ==
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At first, Stormhold seemed to be all that it was supposed to be. The order built a mighty [[The Underforge|forge]] to arm their ranks, built a grand [[The Chessboard (Stormhold)|mess hall]] to hold large feasts in, hewed a beautiful [[The Chapel|chapel]] in honor of their [[Karana|deity]], and even designed a special [[The Atrium|atrium]] to grow plants underground. But to Lord Chesgard and his Bone Bladed Claymore, this was all just a facade.
Located on the eastern end of Antonica, Stormhold is the ruins of the once-great underground fortress of the Knights of Thunder. It's a complex maze of hallways where dangerous undead Knights roam freely.
 
   
To locate Stormhold, ride a Griffin to the Thundering Steppes Tower, head on a north road, then turn into the hills toward Gnollsayer's Keep.
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[[File:Bone_Bladed_Claymore2.png|thumb|280px|''The Bone Bladed Claymore in Stormhold. Why hasn't someone claimed it?'']]
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The ''Knights of Thunder'' were a professional order of knights and they would fulfill commands without hesitation. So when Lord Chesgard ordered that they expand their keep deeper into the earth, no one questioned. It was here, deep underground, that the true reason of why Stormhold was built came to light. In the knights' lack of self-vigilance, they awoke the [[The Unearthed Scions|Scions]].
   
=== History ===
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One of [[Archiovianix the Scion of Darkness|Darkness]], one of [[Hephinntari the Scion of Destruction|Destruction]], one of [[Qelinatias the Scion of Pain|Pain]] and one of [[Tumarinan the Scion of Suffering|Suffering]] slowly oozed their way to every corner of the keep, corrupting the knights. Rather than killing them out right, the Scions would turn the ''Knights of Thunder'' into the very things they were sworn to destroy: undead ghouls. In a further act of malevolence, not only were the knights' bodies turned, their very souls were [[Tainted Souls of Stormhold|corrupted]] into [[A life leech|shapeless oozes]] doomed for eternity to answer the call of their Scion masters.
   
Lord Chesgard was a legendary member of a long-dead knightly order known as the Knights of Thunder. It was during one of his many adventures, a crusade into a cursed bunker of the hills in the Commonlands, that Lord Chesgard would claim his greatest prize, the Bone Bladed Claymore. Unfortunately for all of his order, the sword would not be the only arcane force to return with Chesgard. Something dark and evil was beginning to take hold of him.
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At some point Karana took pity on his fallen devotees and in an act of mercy, sent his wrath rippling through the zone: "Bless Karana and the mighty storms that raged through the hold. The power of the storm brought judgment to those who deserve it," [[a crushed librarian|a former ''Knight of Thunder'']]. Whatever fury Karana sent across Stormhold, it was obviously meant more to contain the spread of the Scions' corruption more than to wipe them out.
   
When Lord Chesgard returned to Qeynos, he oversaw the construction of a mighty keep called Stormhold, but evil began to slowly seep into his mind and the design of the citadel itself became twisted and corrupted. Eventually this evil rose to the surface, and all within Stormhold were lost.
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Today, Stormhold is a ruin. Three levels of stinking undeath wander mindlessly through dark halls. And on the lowest level, ''black blood'' sits motionlessly under the watchful eye of it's goblin and salamander slaves...
   
=== Travel ===
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==Geography==
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===Entrances===
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*From: [[Antonica]] {{loc|-2362|-16|203}}; main entrance.
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*From: [[Antonica]] {{loc|-2481|-40|-235}}; leads to the [[The Library (Stormhold)|Stormhold Library]].
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**Once inside the library, the entrance to the rest of the dungeon is at {{loc|-73|-32|-130}}.
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===Exits===
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*To: [[Antonica]] {{loc|-32|22|42}}; main exit.
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*To: [[Antonica]] {{loc|-119|-32|-181}}; [[The Library (Stormhold)|Stormhold Library]] exit.
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**To enter the library from within Stormhold, use the grate at {{loc|4|-27|-131}}.
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===Instances===
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*[[The Tomb of Valor]]: {{loc|-15|-25|-44}}
   
Located on the eastern mountains of [[Antonica]]. (-2350, 230)
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==Quests==
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:''See: [[Stormhold Timeline]]''
   
The underground fortress consists of three levels.
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==Collections==
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*[[Plain spider collection]]
* '''Level One:''' The Main Hall of Stormhold is located on Level One. Two difficult quests reside beyond the Main Hall's double doors: an Obelisk releases a crowd of tainted souls and a Brazier releases an army of Scions, the toughest enemies in Stormhold. There is a door in the Main Hall that has been locked for many years. One can only imagine what lies behind it. The bell ringers at the entrance have rusted and rotted some, but are still working... maybe they will awaken some greater being inside the darkened halls of Stormhold.
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*[[Spotted spider collection]]
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*[[Striped spider collection]]
* '''Level Two:''' The Atrium is a central and safe gathering place for groups, but still be on the lookout for dangerous enemies like Battlepriests.
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*[[Chipped shards collection]]
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*[[Scuffed shards collection]]
* '''Level Three:''' Located on Stormhold's third level, the Tomb of Valor is a locked chamber isolated from the fortress's other rooms by a collapsed tunnel. The great treasures of the entombed Storm Lords, long dead heroes of the Knights of Thunder, can be found within the tomb.
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*[[Unscathed bone fragments collection]]
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*[[Weathered bone fragments collection]]
== Quests ==
 
*See the [[Stormhold Timeline]]
 
 
==Instances==
 
*[[The Tomb of Valor]] - ''the access quest is [[A Key to the Past]], is no longer necessary.''
 

Latest revision as of 22:22, February 3, 2018

Stormhold
Levels 16-27
Stormhold3
The doom that befell the Knights of Thunder is still here...somewhere.
Introduced Shattered Lands
Zone Type Public
Adjacent to Antonica
Instances The Tomb of Valor
Quest Lines Stormhold Timeline
Quests
Collections
NPCs Monsters Named
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The sprawling underground bunker is rumored to be littered with jewels and artifacts, but beware...the evil that befell the Knights of Thunder that dwelt there still lurks in the dark bowels of Stormhold.
 

LoreEdit

Stormguard was once the underground fortress of the Knights of Thunder, a group of warriors dedicated to Karana, god of Storms. Little is known of this mysterious group since most of their history was kept in the now rotted out Stormhold Library. What is known is that the order started out with noble intentions: routing undead and always quick to lend Qeynos aid. At some point one of their leaders, Lord Chesgard, discovered a cursed sword, Bone Bladed Claymore, that slowly twisted his mind. Under the sword's influence, Lord Chesgard ordered the construction of Stormhold at a specific place in Antonica. As the Knights of Thunder were a well-established order at this time, no one in Qeynos protested the fortress' construction.

At first, Stormhold seemed to be all that it was supposed to be. The order built a mighty forge to arm their ranks, built a grand mess hall to hold large feasts in, hewed a beautiful chapel in honor of their deity, and even designed a special atrium to grow plants underground. But to Lord Chesgard and his Bone Bladed Claymore, this was all just a facade.

Bone Bladed Claymore2

The Bone Bladed Claymore in Stormhold. Why hasn't someone claimed it?

The Knights of Thunder were a professional order of knights and they would fulfill commands without hesitation. So when Lord Chesgard ordered that they expand their keep deeper into the earth, no one questioned. It was here, deep underground, that the true reason of why Stormhold was built came to light. In the knights' lack of self-vigilance, they awoke the Scions.

One of Darkness, one of Destruction, one of Pain and one of Suffering slowly oozed their way to every corner of the keep, corrupting the knights. Rather than killing them out right, the Scions would turn the Knights of Thunder into the very things they were sworn to destroy: undead ghouls. In a further act of malevolence, not only were the knights' bodies turned, their very souls were corrupted into shapeless oozes doomed for eternity to answer the call of their Scion masters.

At some point Karana took pity on his fallen devotees and in an act of mercy, sent his wrath rippling through the zone: "Bless Karana and the mighty storms that raged through the hold. The power of the storm brought judgment to those who deserve it," a former Knight of Thunder. Whatever fury Karana sent across Stormhold, it was obviously meant more to contain the spread of the Scions' corruption more than to wipe them out.

Today, Stormhold is a ruin. Three levels of stinking undeath wander mindlessly through dark halls. And on the lowest level, black blood sits motionlessly under the watchful eye of it's goblin and salamander slaves...

GeographyEdit

EntrancesEdit

  • From: Antonica ( -2362, -16, 203 ) /waypoint -2362, -16, 203; main entrance.
  • From: Antonica ( -2481, -40, -235 ) /waypoint -2481, -40, -235; leads to the Stormhold Library.
    • Once inside the library, the entrance to the rest of the dungeon is at ( -73, -32, -130 ) /waypoint -73, -32, -130.

ExitsEdit

  • To: Antonica ( -32, 22, 42 ) /waypoint -32, 22, 42; main exit.
  • To: Antonica ( -119, -32, -181 ) /waypoint -119, -32, -181; Stormhold Library exit.
    • To enter the library from within Stormhold, use the grate at ( 4, -27, -131 ) /waypoint 4, -27, -131.

InstancesEdit

QuestsEdit

See: Stormhold Timeline

CollectionsEdit

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