Vrock. My favorite part of WGR1: Greyhawk Ruins (Which I fully DMed twice) is near the end of Zagig's Tower where after many fun months of gaming your characters find the motherlode; a series of rooms filled with the remnants of treasure from Zagig's adventuring days. Since not all the levels are mapped in EttRoG, I can now use the WGR1 maps for the in-between-scenario areas. His realm, Hollow's Heart, once filled the entire 176th layer of the Abyss, but it is smaller and weaker since he escaped from his two hundred-year imprisonment by Zagig Yragerne, a powerful wizard from Oerth.He has sworn revenge on the entire Prime Material Plane.. His cult is based on deception. The main tower is called the "Tower of Zagig," and the two lesser towers are known as the "War Tower" and the "Tower o… Over the centuries, the Castle's three towers decayed into ruin. I'm not sure anything that is explicitly shown improves on the legends of Zagig's castle. In the initial years after the Castle was abandoned, few if any adventurers approached the Castle because of rumors that it lay under a powerful curse. The Hungry Halls (W200). Construct, formerly on top of the pyramid. The main tower is called the "Tower of Zagig," and the two lesser towers the "War Tower" and the "Tower of Magic" (alternately "The Power Tower"). Castle Greyhawk is one of the central dungeon settings in the fictional World of Greyhawk campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. Surface Ruins (W100). Similarly, TSR's The World of Greyhawk 1980 folio and 1983 World of Greyhawk boxed set provided information regarding the campaign setting at large, but no detail regarding Castle Greyhawk. The remaining five demigods have never been canonically identified, although the Living Greyhawk Gazetteer states that the nine were of "opposing alignments.". Over the centuries, the Castle's three towers decayed into ruin. The deepest part of the Tower of Zagig dungeons, this is where Zagig's closest family and friends were interred, as well as the mortal body of Zagig himself. _Click image to enlarge_ h3. Known as "The Mad Archmage," Zagig ruled over the Free City of Greyhawk from the Castle for approximately the next 100 years, after which he abandoned the Castle and mysteriously disappeared. Second, FtA suggests both CY 505 and CY 507 as dates for Iuz's initial imprisonment. There is another lich in this tower whose only duty is to log in those who visit Zagig's lowest levels. In Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk published in 2007, Zuoken was officially confirmed to be one of the canonical deities imprisoned. Standing on the eastern precipice, the Tower of War remains a testament to Zagig's will and might. In the initial years after the Castle was abandoned, few if any adventurers approached the Castle because of rumors that it lay under a powerful curse. These were the 1983 adventure Dungeonland and its sequel The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror, as well as 1985's Isle of the Ape. The Tower of War . Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Given that all other references to Iuz's imprisonment in official game publications use the CY 505 date, the CY 507 anomaly is usually considered to be an error. This section clearly puts the PCs in Zagig’s territory, with lots of weird wizardly rooms and traps, plus quite a few well-done encounters (I particularly like the juggernaut.) The main tower is called the "Tower of Zagig," and the two lesser towers the "War Tower" and the "Tower of Magic" (alternately "The Power Tower"). Greyhawk Ruins (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons module WGR1) | Blake Mobley, Timothy B. Sometime during this period, Zagig reappeared and managed to imprison the demon lord Fraz-Urb'luu in the dungeons beneath the castle. And of course, there is also a demilich who guards a library. The main tower is called the "Tower of Zagig," and the two lesser towers the "War Tower" and the "Tower of Magic" (alternately "The Power Tower"). Talk about memorable! Zagig's Bridge Sign up! Brown | download | B–OK. Kovalic, John. Fantasy City Fantasy Map Fantasy Places Fantasy World Illustration Fantasy Rpg Map Dungeon Maps Ancient Mysteries City Maps. Expensive indeed. The Free City of Greyhawk is located centrally in the Flanaess, the eastern portion of the continent of Oerik, the greatest of Oerth's four continents. Across the bridge, the Tower of Zagig lies in ruins, surrounded by an old stone wall that has also fallen to the ravages of time. In any case, this takes the PCs into the third and final of the Castle’s dungeons, below the Tower of Zagig. Battle with The Teacher in the Sewers Wyvern. According to the module, when Iuz was freed, the other gods effected an escape except for Zuoken who remained imprisoned. Besides, you should have seen the look on their faces when my own players adventured to the bottom of Zagig's Tower in WGR1 Greyhawk Ruins, and saw Tzunk's signature in the registry!! Between 1983 and 1985, TSR published three modules linked to Castle Greyhawk. The big one that always springs to mind with me is Tower of Zagig, from Greyhawk - which I always took to be a play on Gygax. Eventually, a group of Northern barbarians forayed into the area and pillaged a large amount of treasure. Cast of Characters: Nick the Pike Hustleburr Gnimbleknucks IV (Gnome) Korath Gimli of Geoff (Dwarf) Kellan the Illusionist No, simple gold and silver will suffice for the mad archmage. Tower of War + Ambush at the Griffin's Nest Inn Mindflayer. Fraz-Urb'luu, also spelled simply Fraz Urblu, is the Tanar'ri prince of deception. ", Dungeon Master Option: High-Level Campaigns, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Castle_Greyhawk&oldid=993663007, Articles that need to differentiate between fact and fiction from October 2009, All articles that need to differentiate between fact and fiction, Dungeons & Dragons articles that need to differentiate between fact and fiction, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 11 December 2020, at 20:30. In 2005, Troll Lord Games began publishing "Castle Zagyg" in a number of volumes authored by Gary Gygax and Jeffery P. Talanian. An extensive dungeon complex lies below the towers. Castle Greyhawk is also the name of a 1988 Dungeons & Dragons adventure module that created a treatment of the Castle for the public to use. The story of their success attracted groups of Dwarves, Elves and other adventurers to the area, and over time the Castle's dungeons became a major site for adventuring on the Flanaess. 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