Have Sword, Will Adventure
One hundred years ago the sorcerer Zenopus built a tower on the low hills overlooking Portown. He constructed it close to the sea cliff and conveniently adjacent to the graveyard. None dared to question his wisdom or authority to do so. Zenopus made the locals wealthy with his extravagant purchases of food and supplies.
Fifty years ago on a cold wintry night the sorcerer’s tower was engulfed in green flame. Those servants that survived the devastation claim that Zenopus had unleashed some powerful malign force beneath the tower.
Not long after the incident, the locals heard haunting cries and lights appear within the tower. Goblinoid shadows danced atop the tower in the moonlight. The local lord ordered a catapult to the site and battered the tower to rubble. This stopped the hauntings, but the legend of the tower brought many magicians to Portown. Through the years, wizards and delvers into arcane knowledge have remained in the city. Rumors abound that the passages of an ancient city beneath the tower are filled with treasure and dangerous creatures.