Before the coming of the Whispering Tyrant, the city of
Adorak flourished from its wealth of iron and nickel mines.
Despite its reputation for fine weapons and its proximity to
Belkzen, the city had never faced the true threat of war, and
when Tar-Baphon attacked, the city fell to the Tyrant’s orc
hordes in only three days. Before sunset on the third day, the crooked barb of black stone and dark iron that would become Gallowspire began to rise from the city’s smouldering ashes, and Tar-Baphon made Adorak his capital.
Today, little more than crumbling facades and
foundations remain of the city, destroyed first by the
invading orcs, then again by the Shining Crusade. The streets are interspersed with skull-cobbled roads, lich-tainted estates, impaling gardens, and massive sinkholes leaking sulphurous fumes.