Wait, So We're *Supposed* to Conquer the Whole Area? We Would've Done It Anyway.
Temple of the Elk
An old, ruined temple to Erastil, the Temple of the Elk was guarded by an old, crazed grizzly bear that was actually the last priest to reside in the temple. The priest, feeling that the monsters and savage races were driving the colonists out, sacrificed a grizzly bear while asking for “any who would answer the call” to help protect the temple. Erastil drove the priest mad, turned him into a grizzly bear to replace the one he’d killed, gave him immortality and cursed him to remain, guarding the temple until someone could slay him and restore it.
The party slew the bear, who briefly returned to human form before breaking down into ash, finally giving him peace. Currently Jhod Kavken is working to restore the temple to normal operation.