Tales from Elrond
Village * Population 320 (50% Human, 15% Halfling, 15% Dwarf, 5% Elf, 15% Other)
A relatively small structure set at the top of a hill surrounded by lush forest, Kwam Monastery is the abode of Master Kwam (or his official title, “Master of Dragons Kwam”) who is human monk of considerable age and power. Here, students of Master Kwam’s Order of the Fist are trained in the art of fighting. If the rumors can be believed, Master Kwam is over 500 years old, and still alive, though he is rarely seen in public and spends most of his time meditating in his private chamber in the monastery’s subterranean level. The monastery is rumored to have a magical fountain in the center of its courtyard from which initiates must take a drink from once their training is complete. Those deemed worthy (or lucky as some say) are permanently enhanced in their abilities while others become horribly ill or even die. Master Kwam is a close of friend of the dwarven Warpriest Ahira Ironfist (King of Thunderdelve Mountain) since the two spent many years as adventuring companions. Ahira’s nearby holdings at Ironfist protect Master Kwam and his school.