From a distance, Arbroneth was
seen as two tall pinnacles of black stone rising like a sharp splinter in the
blue sky of the Northlands
. These two identical towers were joined by embattled turrets on at
least two levels. At the base, a high wall of the same black stone extended and
curved around the base to form a defensive bastion. The surrounding barren
wastelands extended in all directions as far as the eye could see.
predated even the kingdom of Quendor
, but there is no indication of who
originally built it. Before the days of Entharion
, this fortress was
populated by a group of mages, of whose writtings are still preserved
today within the vaults of the Galepath University
who became its master until the End of the First Age of Magic
name, which in the Old Tongue
, means “refuge.” In the days that the
acquired it, jagged cracks marred the walls of the towers and walls.
the many day fire-breathing fight with Chet
the dragon, the walls were
scorched, covered with a sooty substance, and chunks of blasted rock
littered the courtyard. Dispoz constructed a ceramic aqueduct system
fortress, bringing with it water from the western forests.
Arbroneth was almost entirely destroyed
near the End of the First Age of Magic when the dragon, Chuck
, which Dispoz
held as prisoner in the dungeons, freed himself. Both towers toppled in towards
each other and crumbled utterly to ruin, and the great walls that surrounded
the keep rippled and waved and collapsed on itself.
|SOURCE(S): Enchanter (novel), A History of Quendor|