Dreth'dor Manor

Dreth'Dor Manor

Location Thornwood, Galefridus
Inhabitants Master Vamros (Master, deceased)
Geoffrey Butler (Butler)
Torlagg (Warforged inner guard)
Nurh (Dragonborn inner guard)
Tomb (Dwarven inner guard)
Cyyth (Elven outer guard)
Walter (Human food servant, deceased)
Meduil Cook (Human cook, deceased)
Ureekinna (Halfling cook)
Seli (Elven outer guard)
Appearances Disciples of Dreth'dor: Act I

Dreth'dor Manor is a secret base of the Order of Solis where the Disciples of Dreth'dor train and rest. In 955 GD, the Manor was infiltrated by the Bellrich Butcher whereupon the Disciples fought and finally slew her.


Found deep within the forest of Thornwood of the Lion Kingdom of Galefridus, south of the Copper Hills, north of the Dragonspine Mountains, and west of Lake Aede.


The construction of Dreth’dor Manor borrows from the architectural styles of all four human kingdoms, to varying degrees. The manor’s floors are of dark marble. Its ceilings are generally fifteen feet high, with rectangular coffers set into them. Doors are of deep mahogany, with bronze handles. Baseboards and door frames are painted black, and of elaborate design. The stone walls are textured with white stucco décor, reminiscent of Farraji design. The staircases are lined by intricately carved, pointed and arched Matronian-style black balustrades, and covered in golden carpeting. Furniture is either left a natural dark mahogany, or painted black. Golden curtains hang in front of rectangular windows, which, in addition to the rectangular doors, are typical of Galefridish architecture. Gavric rounded archways divide open rooms. Common rooms contain throne-like armchairs and comfortable sofas, all painted black and with golden upholstery. Walls are decorated with wide mirrors and paintings, all with bronze frames, as well as elaborate tapestries. Chamber floors are warmed with exotic, room-spanning rugs. The manor is lit by lanterns hung from bronze sconces, with a bronze chandelier illuminating the ballroom.

It is a large manor, with two floors above ground and a dungeon below. On the ground floor, the kitchens are on the western side of the manor; the library and the armory are on the eastern side.

Regarding the library, fine polished bookshelves line this room’s walls, stretching up from the hardwood floor to the ceiling fifteen feet above. The musty scent of old books fills the heavy, stagnant air. Ladders allow access to the upper shelves, and several small tables scattered throughout the place allow for room to lay out the tomes.

Guest rooms and bedrooms are found on the second floor. The bedrooms come complete with a changing room and bathroom. The accommodations are fancy: the bed rests on a handsome frame, with a mattress of cotton batting; the sheets are of fine cotton, and the blankets are wool. A finely carved bureau, an upholstered bench, and a small writing desk are also found in these chambers.

The manor contains many trophies indicative of past conquests of creatures.

The exterior of the manor combines architectural elements of the kingdoms of Gavriel and Galefridus. Looking at the manor face-on from the front, it possesses Gavric symmetry, with a triangular roof and set of columns carrying a triangular pediment at the entrance; but from the side, you can see the Galefridish twist of having a composite roof. The rectangular doors and windows are also signatures of Galefridish architecture, whereas the white marble columns and completely white stonework are again borrowed from the Gavric style.

Vines snake their way up and around the white columns and along the walls, almost giving the semblance of a garden growing on the manor.

Zhiro's Room

On the second floor of Dreth'dor Manor, third room from the left facing north is the room Zhiro calls home. In front of the window sits an old mahogany desk. This desk is lower than most and obviously made for a specific purpose. It is of superb quality with fluting on the skirt, ornate carvings, exceptional cast brass hardware and shaped reeded legs. It has a small drawer on the one side. Sitting on it is a magically sealed journal, provided to all the Disciples, and a tarnished brass candle holder.

On the west wall you can find a mahogany lockside dresser with a leaf carved shaped gallery. There are heavy curved scrolled carvings along the base perimeter of the beveled top. The top drawer has notched vertical carvings and picture frame moldings. One of the main attributes of this chest is the beautiful cast brass hardware with grape clusters and bales with turned balls. The drawer fronts have raised panels and more well defined picture frame moldings. The right side swivels to reveal the locking mechanism.

The room has a small inlet, almost as if intended to add additional privacy. Located in this inlet is a simple single bed made from mahogany wood. it shares similar designs with the desk and dresser but seems to haves been scuffed up much more. next to it is a half commode. It has nicely curved corners with a well carved fruit drawer pull. The side stiles are especially well done with open pierced heavy scroll carvings and beading and the door panel is shaped with raised figured walnut.

Near the desk stands his white human plate armor with fake gold trims. As the light shines through the windows ribbons of yellow paint the walls as the gold on the armor glistens. A half beaten maul rests against the wall next to it with numerous chips and dents. Clearly it has been overused and not well maintained. Perhaps too much time was spent keeping the armor clean which left the weapon to suffer from neglect.

Lastly a large chest sits alone in a corner to the right of the door gathering dust from such little use.