The Rise and Fall of Glamorfell
THE SCALED EMPIRE of SOOTSCALE
Nestled within the mazes of the Sootscale Caverns, this group of kobolds have had a recent spat of incredible opportunity. With their main rivals removed (leaving only the Stag Lord’s bandits), an gold era of prosperity has begun to dawn over the Sootscales.
They have re-closed the gates to their kingdom and are raising as many young hatchlings and dire weasels as their fecund nature will allow. Led by Chief Sootscale and a close band of advisors, they have slowly been expanding their territoy to the northwest, now claiming all of the Mites’ old holdings and an additional gold mine to the northwest of that.
The single road in the Stolen Lands, called the Golden Road, runs in kobold territory, and is completely underground. Smoke from the caverns in created day and night, the byproduct of their never-ending foundries and industrialization.
Led by Chief Sootscale, the kobolds’ chief impediments to authority include lack of the actual “Crown of the Kobolds”, a legendary magical item thought to give natural authority and destiny to any kobold who wears it. In addition, Chief Sootscale would like nothing more than to vanquish his rivals, the Truescale Crown, who banished the Sootscales years ago and led them into a decade of famine and near-extinction in the lands beneath the burning sun.