Hope's Peak (Sharn - Temple District)

District Type: Temple district
Buildings: Temples (The Sovereign Host, Silver Flame, Dol Arrah), shrines (Aureon, Boldrei, Olladra), upscale lodging (5), average lodging (15), upscale food (15), average food (30), exotic trades (23), upscale trades (26), average trades (40), upscale services (40), average services (100), upscale residences (20), average residences (80)
First Impression: Many of the towers in this district are built from blocks of white stone flecked with spots of gold, and when the sunlight falls on Hope’s Peak it seems to glow and burn.
Social Class: Middle class
Location: Upper Dura

Hope’s Peak is the most recent temple district constructed in Sharn, and many of the shrines were relocated from the lower levels of Dura. The most important building is the Citadel of the Sun, but the main temples of the Sovereign Host and the Silver Flame draw worshippers from the depths of Dura. While most of the priests of the region are devout enough, this is Dura, and pragmatism abounds. If a party of adventurers knows who to talk to and how to approach them, divine miracles can be bought outright. With luck and hard work, divine spellcasting services of up to 4th level can be purchased. Finding a cleric or adept who’s willing to sell his services requires a DC 15 Knowledge (local) skill check.

The Citadel of the Sun: The tallest tower in Hope’s Peak is the Citadel of the Sun, a temple dedicated to Dol Arrah, the Sovereign lady of Sun and Sword. The stone of the tower has been enchanted to shine like gold, but it is still stone—something that has proven to be a grave disappointment to many a beggar who has sought to scrape a shaving from the wall. Aerela Tal (LG female half-elf adept 12), a devoted priest who served with distinction in the war before retiring, maintains the temple. Aerela does not sell divine spells, but she may provide assistance in exchange for services; she is distressed by the darkness in Sharn, and would like to see light shed on the shadows of the city.
This large and beautiful temple’s tower rises far above the other districts of Upper Dura. At the top lies a garden, where three golden griffons—halfcelestial creatures (7, 8, and 9 HD respectively) said to have been touched by the lady of the sun—reside. The griffons rarely stray from the tower, but an oracle has said that they will rise and fight at the time of Sharn’s greatest peril. Killing one of these creatures would be a heinous crime that would outrage the devotees of the goddess.
Olladra’s Arms: This restaurant, one of the brightest spots in Dura, is considered to be one of the finest restaurants in the city. In addition to a few private rooms, it features a vast central hall suitable for enormous parties or feasts. The menu consists of traditional Brelish cuisine, but choices are limited.
The master chef, Halean Doss (N male human commoner 9), chooses a single menu each night. However, quantities are generous and the quality of the food is outstanding.

Source: Sharn: City of Towers

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