Svaer Hodgrolf

Inferno Crusader of Svaer Hodgrolf
LocationUnderdark, Bal-Kriav
Built28 Hollow 8627 DE

Svaer Hodgrolf is an ancient bastion of Surtur. It is sited deep in the Underdark and never remains in the same place. This is because it floats along the rivers of lava that course deep in the bowels of Bal-Kriav.

The main gates of this enormous fortress are the Brintaur Gates. They are forged of the flaming tusks torn from a primordial monstrosity that Surtur defeated in the Creation War. In the God Era, Danzar-Khâl and Surtur signed the Felakgathar Contract at a great mithril anvil placed in front of these gates.

One legend of Svaer Hodgrolf is that from this place Surtur controls the flow of the Great Vein of Surtur.

At the heart of this Underdark fortress is an ancient phaethon. This progeny of Surtur is the source of a great river of lava that courses through the deepest reaches of Bal-Kriav. This immense river of lava is called the Great Vein of Surtur. When it breaks to the surface, it is often the doings of the imprisoned phaethon in the Svaer Hodgrolf. Surtur must then return to the fortress and gain mastery over the phaethon.

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