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Necropolis

In many ways, the Necropolis is the least typical district in Ptolus. In fact, it’s strange to even call it a “district.” It has no shops and no homes (with a few strange exceptions). Mainly the city's cemetery, it is also home to the Dark Reliquary, where a large number of undead and fiends live, lead by a mysterious man named Raguel (who is rumored to be the actual God of Evil).

NecropolisThe borders of the Necropolis are very clear—a wall surrounds the entire district. It sits atop a number of small hills at the northeast end of the city, near the cliff edge overlooking the Bay of Ptolus. The sections of the Necropolis are as follows:

• Darklock Hill: Central section.
• Bone Hill: Northeastern section.
• The Quiet: Northwestern section.
• The Waiting: Southwestern section.
• The Howling: Eastern/southeastern section.

Flavor of the Necropolis
A chill wind blows through the twisted branches of a shriveled tree. An avenue runs between rows of mausoleums, and gravestones dot the hill beyond. Shadows move out of the corner of your eye, and haunting melodies waft from some distant piper. This is a gloomy, somewhat unnerving area during the day but a terrifying place of real—not imagined—horrors at night.

Like any other section of town, the Necropolis has streets, avenues, and lanes, but they lead only from one gravesite to the next and from one crypt to another. Laws of the city forbid the construction of any buildings within the Necropolis other than crypts, tombs, or mausoleums. However, a few structures existed long before such laws: the Hall of the Valiant, for example, and, of course, the Dark Reliquary. Others, such as the Tower of Terephon, have been built in recent years in defiance of the law.