Castle Velinheim is an abandoned ruin located in the wastelands on the western shore of the Inland Sea. Once, it was the seat of power for a fierce human kingdom, but those days have long passed and the castle fell into abandonment and ruin.
Recently, Harivec the Cruel was able to force open a convergence between the material world and the Shadowfell centered on Castle Velinheim, and has used the ruined castle as the base of operations for his undead army. His blasphemous rituals have caused a pall of darkness to spread out over the land and patrols of his undead minions roam the wasteland, watching for any living interlopers.
Jhaeles Privateers encountered and were defeated and captured by one such band. It was in the dungeons of the castle that the group first met Limerick Wash. Their imprisonment in Castle Velinheim was brief, however, as through the strength of Dalrak Whurkrak and the cunning of Eorik the group was able to escape their bonds and begin to fight their way up to the castle’s tower. The party fought their way through the lich’s minions and defenses, foiling cunning magical traps and locks and defeating myriad undead. Finally, the engaged Harivec the Cruel, Mazikar the Vampire Lord and their defenders at the top of the tower. The battle was short and brutal, with the adventurers surprising and then easily besting the undead. Mazikar fled, and Harivec the Cruel’s body was destroyed. The adventurers raided Harivec the Cruel’s laboratory and treasure room, and then continued on their Quest for the Orb.