5E Friday Classics
Tower of the Heavens
The Tower of the Heavens is renowned as a seat of learning for the study of astronomy and also as a source for astrological advice and prophecy for those with the means to pay.
In an uncertain world, any precognition, however vague, can command a high price, and the sages have long offered their insights for sale. With the riches thus gathered from the great and the meek, the Tower of the Heavens was built – a secure refuge on a rocky island washed by the swirling waters of the River Keldir. This place is home, fortress, and astrological observatory.
The tower is garrisoned by gnome mercenaries and – for their personal protection – Shalfey, the Elder Sage, and the college of lesser sages that have gathered with him all have monk bodyguards. While the loyalty of the mercenaries must be bought with gold, the unquestioning obedience of the monks repays a prophecy granted to their brotherhood many years ago.