The Sunless Six
White Plume Mountain
White Plume Mountain has always been a subject of superstitious awe to the neighboring villagers. People still travel many miles to gaze upon this natural wonder, though few will approach it closely, as it is reputed to be the haunt of various demons and devils. The occasional disappearance of those who stray too close to the Plume reinforces this belief.
Recently 3 legendary weapons, Wave, Whelm and Blackrazor, have gone missing from their owners’ vaults unexpectedly. Only a note was left behind in their place. The note read:
Search ye far or search ye near
You’ll find no trace of the three
Unless you follow instructions clear
For the weapons abide with me.
North past forest, farm and furrow
You must go to the feathered mound
Then down away from the sun you’ll burrow
Forget life, forget light, forget sound.
To rescue Wave, you must do battle
With the Beast in the Boiling Bubble
Crost cavern vast, where chain-links rattle
Lies Whelm, past water-spouts double.
Blackrazor yet remains to be won
Underneath inverted ziggurat.
That garnered, think not that you’re done
For now you’ll find you are caught
I care not, former owners brave
What heroes you seek to hire.
Though mighty, I’ll make each one my slave
Or send him to the fire.
The Wizard Wilderem the Wanderer recognized the symbol of Keraptis, as wizard of old, stamped on the note. He concluded that the location of the weapons must lie in the White Plume Mountain, the reputed haven of Keraptis.