A young black dragon making her home under Khundrukar


Black dragons appear abnormally slender in comparison to other chromatic dragons—wiry, but not gaunt. Physically, black dragons are most distinguished by their horns, which protrude from the sides of their heads and wrap around, projecting forward. A large frill adorns the upper part of the neck. They smell like rotting vegetation and foul water.


     Nightscale, a black dragon, discovered a passage into the lake through an underwater siphon connecting to a bog on the far side of the hill. The young dragon has claimed the ancient wealth of Khundrukar as the beginning of her own hoard, and she defends her lair to the death. Nightscale uses the dark mere as its preferred entrance to its underground lair. Nightscale has slowly collected most of the remaining loot from Khundrukar, beginning her hoard. From here, Nightscale can swim to the Sinkhole, climb up the stairs to the Glitterhame, or fly up to the Foundry. The troglodytes fear and worship Nightscale, while the duergar have negotiated an uneasy truce with the dragon, paying her a modest amount of tribute to leave them alone with their work at the forges.
     Nightscale was defeated in her lair by the Heroes of Khemer.


Heroes of Khemer Gatlin