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Phollûmâ is an area of holy bastions around the Cairn Ascent. A Covenant Holy Bastion, it was built near two problem areas, the surface area of Ladneg and the armies under Demogorgon, and the subterranean area of Curatoch and the hordes of the demon lord Athroond. Forces at Phollûmâ were tasked with keeping these demon lords from joining.
After the Demon Spawn War (8972 GE - 9493 GE), Phollûmâ was left in the hands of the Ishtu Irrai. Once a crack organization of angels, holy archons and gods, is now run by battle-hardened mortals that carry on the just cause of those that came before them.
Phollûmâ is warded by extremely powerful sigils placed there by angels and even Higher Powers. Inside the place are demon slaying weaponry, Valhalla Sarcophagi, ancient relics of the Dawn and God Eras, the Purity Forge, and an army of guardians to defend the place should it ever be breached. Some areas have been sealed since the God Era; not even the Ishtu Irrai dare enter them. In the God Era, the Wardens of Bal-Kriav were headquartered in one of these areas.
Phollûmâ may seem impenetrable, yet in the Horgon Era a fomorian conjurer named Khushnír found a way in. He did not tarry around long, Phollûmâ's tireless guardians were on to him and his group. A decade after this incident, Khushnír used one of the tomes he absconded with to create what is now known as the Vortices of Khushnír.
We of the Council of Divine Oversight, are of the belief that it was you Ptah that helped Khushnír escape. Your follower could not have been lucky and just happened to pick the right books out of so many decoys. This matter is of grave concern to us, yet since we have no proof and the outcome was good for the people of Phiyel, the case is closed. Be warned though, the Divine Mandate is in place for a reason.
- Council of Divine Oversight, excerpt from the Divine Violations - "Phollûmâ Breach"
|inside Phollûmâ, any good aligned creature that battles evil here gains the ability to Smite Evil on every hit.