The Gathering of Power
Mortimer’s Bailey is a small fortified hill on the main route through the KryptGarden Forest. Locals say it was hundreds of years ago that Mortimer Stoutheart first established the stronghold. Opinions vary as to Mortimer’s story but most seem to agree that he was a Paladin of some description but that he became increasingly reclusive until eventually no one heard from him again and the Bailey fell into disuse. Since then the Fortifications have been sporadically occupied. Sometimes this has been by those wishing to allow safe passage through the forest (most notably by the soldiers of Waterdeep) but also at times by monsters preying on those passing through. For the last couple of decades it has mostly been used as a safe refuge for those trying to travel through the forest, that is, assuming you find the place empty.