Originally built by the dwarves over 700 years ago the tower of Beldun served as an above-ground reminder of the Dwarves former glory. As the western Dwarves power waned and the Avalonia Guild rose to prominence in the region the tower was turned over to Avalonia with the charge of protecting the trade route from raiding parties. There is rumor that the tunnel directly below the tower once connected the underground kingdom of the dwarves to the surface. Whatever remained of the tunnel has since collapsed leaving behind only a small section currently being used as underground prison cells for bandits and the random Nocturnus raider.
The tower is located on the trade road just miles from the border of Mitgardia and a days walk from the eastern kingdom of Nocturnus. On this particular day our Hero Sir Henry Drake and his band of marauders has apprehended two Nocturnus Orc scouts. Because of the constant treat of Nocturnus raiding parties into Avalonia Sir Henry takes no chances with these spies and turns them over to the guard master at the tower of Beldun.