Agatheron's Points of Light
The Gardbury Downs take their name from this striking structure on the landscape. A large monastery and town that has lain in ruin for almost one hundred fifty years. The abbey was dedicated to Bahamut, and served as base of operations for a militant order of paladins who won great fame fighting in Nerath’s distant crusades.
The story that is told of the Abbey’s downfall is that the paladins brought back a dark artifact from a far crusade for safekeeping, and evil forces gathered to take it back. Stories of dungeons and vaults beneath the abbey are the stuff of legend today. Regardless, the abbey was destroyed and abandoned, leaving the western Nentir Vale vulnerable to when the Bloodspear Orcs invaded the vale ninety years ago.