Another little-known one-way portal is at the top of the Elethephryn Falls
near Lake Esmel in Amn. The portal is submerged, though it’s near the
usual surface of the water. It’s a one-way trip to the Western shore of Lake
What the spellcaster who placed the portal intended no one knows.
The portal was discovered recently when an
unlucky trapper, Teri, capsized her canoe. She tried to swim to shore, but the
current was too strong.
As she approached the edge of the waterfall, she knew she couldn’t
survive the fall.
To her delighted surprise, in the instant she was tipping over the
edge, she found herself on the West Beach of Lake Esmel, suddenly appearing
near the health resort amid the tourists and vacationers.
Local mages have undertaken the study of the oddly placed portal, but little has been
learned. Some speculate that a ship that wrecked on the rocks at the top of the
falls might have caused it.
The truth of the matter is that about 10 years ago, a wealthy young
halfling aristocrat named Velth hired a mage to place the portal there so that he could fake his
Velth owed a great deal of money to underworld loan sharks. In
fact, he owed more money than the cost of creating a portal, and he never intended
to repay the debt. He seemed to have committed suicide by jumping into the
river near the falls.
His body was never recovered.
Velth faked his death. He invested in an amulet of proof against detection
and location to help avoid
attempts to locate him.
He now lives in Athkatla under the alias Souvrin with his
Due to a recent misfortune, however, he has lost his amulet but
has gained a ring of mind
If word of Velth’s survival reaches the underworld, a bounty of
5,000 gp will be offered to capture him alive.