| Explore Taer Lian Doresh:|
Villains and Vendettas
|Publication||Dungeon Magazine issue #184|
|Publisher||Wizards of the Coast|
|Illustrator||Craig J. Spearing|
The Fortress of Fading Dreams is more than a dreaded fixture on the mainland of the Lhazaar Principalities -- more than a prison where explorers and lost hunters can meet a fate worse than death. It is a true bastion of evil and the launching point of schemes that threaten much more than the mortal lives it touches. Having been exiled in Dal Quor for tens of thousands of years -- themselves victims of its horrors -- Taer Lian Doresh only recently has had a taste of the waking world again. Once, long ago, the fey of the Spire of Dreams dallied in Eberron's forests and upon its shores. Their actions were driven by caprice, scholarly interest, or benevolence. But now their attention is focused on the directive of its liege: The world must suffer as they did.
It is unlikely that Shan Lian Doresh, the Lord of the Fading Dream, will open his gates and march out his soldiers in military force. For now, it benefits him to keep the feyspire beyond the awareness of his enemies. It is no longer his style or wish to conquer lands or claim political power. Countless years in the Region of Dreams have given the eladrin lord great patience and greater power. With the force of his will and the assistance of his subjects -- the wyrds, who are fey transformed into nightmarish reflections of their former selves -- he can study the horrors dreamed up by mortals and turn them in revolt.
He needs only to reach out to the world beyond, three plots at a time.