Kassen is a small town on the Tourondel River in the Fangwood of Nirmathas, its location giving rise to substantial lumber industry, and allowing the transport of logs directly to Lake Encarthan. It is a relatively close-knit community with orgins that stretch back to the year 4522 AR, when the town’s founder, Ekat Kassan, grew tired of life as an adventurer and retired there.
When established in the year 4522 AR by former adventurer Ekat Kassan, the settlement that would become known simply as Kassen, was named Kassen’s Hold. Located where it was on the river, Kassen’s Hold became a stopover for those traveling the river to and from the city of Skelt.
Death of Ekat Kassen
In 4535 AR, a man by the name of Asar Vergas arrived in Kassen’s Hold claiming to be a former adventuring companion of the town’s founder. He felt that Kassan had cheated him before they had parted ways. Vergas and a group of mercenaries raided the settlement for a period of two months before their camp was located. Kassan mounted an attack on the raider’s stronghold, slaying Vergas and scattering the mercenaries before succumbing to wounds received during the fighting. Those killed on both sides were buried in the crypt that served as the site of the battle.
Crypt of the Everflame
In the year 4709 AR looters entered the tomb housing the remains of Ekat Kassen and those that died in his fateful battle with Asar Vargas. Their actions resulted in the animation of the remains housed within. The event remained undetected until adventurers, partaking in the rite of passage known as the Quest of the Everflame, journeyed to the crypt, and untimately, returned the restless dead to inactivity.