Rise of the Runelords 3.75
his Sandpoint landmark is an ancient, ruined tower that once overlooked the landmass that is now beneath the waves in the Varisian Gulf. The original height is unknown, but it may have been as high at 700 feet.
The Old Light now rises from sea level and is built into the face of the 120-foot-tall cliff, the tower extending another 50 feet above that level to culminate in a ragged ruin. The ruins sport a few very weathered carvings depicting the tower emitting a brilliant beam of light, alluding to its original purpose as a Hellfire Flume – a military guardpost of the Runelord of Wrath, capable of burning advancing armies from a great distance.
The current residents of Sandpoint have no notion of the building’s original purpose and regard it as an ancient lighthouse. One resident however, noted Thassilonian scholar, Brodert Quink, is delighted to have his theories about this structure confirmed by the research of new documents discovered by The Sandpoint Five.