The Doors of Oerth
The Isle of Dread
The Island lay hundreds of miles south of Hepmonaland, however the island seems to either exist simultaneously, or perhaps alternatively, in the waters of Sea of Dread, south of a great city known as Specularum in a world other then Oerth. It is feasible that the island is one of the Fading Lands. It is populated by the largely debased descendants of the Olman people inhabiting the outskirts of the island. The interior of the island is largely unexplored but rumored to be in the control of powerful undead, a powerful cabal of Wizards or both.
New comers have arrived most typically by wrecking their vessels on the reefs surrounding the island but others have arrived through more exotic means. On several occasions there have been incidences of individuals arriving through no obvious means. One such group arrived on the island after ascending a mountain that was several hundred miles inland. Another apparently fell from the sky.
In the past newcomers to the island have often been greeted by wizard identifying himself as Orobus accompanied by a mute, tattooed, companion he refers to as Totentanz. The two seem to be initially helpful by offering warnings to them about the villagers and dangers present on the island itself.