Por Trumgol Swamp Islands

the green dragon Graag'vahriz
CategorySwamps
ContinentBrucrumus
RegionAerie of Dragons
AliasSwamp Islands
MapPor Trumgol Swamp

Por Trumgol is a vast wetland of the central reaches of the Aerie of Dragons. It the collective name for thirteen smaller swamps. Each of these smaller swamps have names of former dragons that once reigned over it or the entire area of Por Trumgol. These dragons had reigned here from the God Era and into the reigns of Arkhosia and Bael Turath. When these empires came to power, the reigning dragon of the area was a blue dragon named Tauth'ghourn. For nearly four hundred years, this ancient wyrm laid waste to their settlements and destroyed the armies and heroes sent against him. Tauth'ghourn died not from its enemies, but of his own enormous mass. He got mired in his swampy lair and then drowned days later after a heavy downpour. During its last days, the sky above the marsh and for leagues in all directions became a display of the dying rage of Tauth'ghourn. It sent powerful lightning bolts into the sky and unleashed sonic booms that reverberated across the landscape. The swamp where this mighty dragon perished was named in his honor. The swamp Tauth'ghourn and the other twelve swamps of Por Trumgol also have their legends, but none of a dragon so feared during the period as Tauth'ghourn.

When Tauth'ghourn perished, there was no longer a buffer between Arkhosia and Bael Turath. They would come to battle several years later. The conflict arose over the rumored millions of gold coins and gems said to lie in Tauth'ghourn lair. This conflict between these two empires was the beginning of many others. Tauth'ghourn rumored wealth has never been found, and many think that it never existed. Some old hermits make the claim that Tauth'ghourn got so big cause he ate all the coins, gems, and other treasures of his immense hoard. If this is so, then the deeps of Tauth'ghourn may hold Tauth'ghourn's Hoard.

Por Trumgol got its name from its countless small islands. These are not true islands, but buoyant masses of plants called shambogs.

The largest hold of this area is Lum Trumgol Mir's capital city Valdrek Jusk. The southern reaches of the swamp are broken by spires of rock jutting from the wetlands. These rocky outcropping, some towering like lonely mountains, are part of Kesk Lein.

Por Trumgol is a source for Aggorath Spittle. This oil bubbles up from the depths and floats upon the surface where it is either harvested, absorbed into the banks of the swamp or rarely carried out to sea.