The Shackled City
Lost dwarven lord of the Malachite Fortress
Zenith Splintershield: male dwarf Fighter 7/Dwarven Defender 3; CR 10; Medium (5’/5’) Humanoid (Dwarf); HD 7d10+24 plus 3d12+9; hp 88 (112); Init +1; Spd 20’; AC 24 (+1 Dex, +9 armor, +3 shield, +1 dodge), touch 12, flat-footed 23; BAB/Grap: +10/+14; Attack +16/+11 melee (1d10+7/19-20×3, +1 dwarven waraxe); SQ – Dwarf traits, defensive stance 2/day, uncanny dodge; AL LE; Saves: Fort +11, Ref +4, Will +4; Str 19, Dex 13, Con 16, Int 10, Wis 8, Cha 12; Languages: Common, Dwarven.
Skills: Intimidate +11, Jump +8, Sense Motive +2, Spot +2
Feats: Dodge, Endurance, Improved Critical (dwarven waraxe), Power Attack, Quick Draw, Toughness, Weapon Focus (dwarven waraxe), Weapon Specialization (dwarven waraxe)
Defensive Stance: Zenith’s defensive stance lasts for 8 rounds. It gives him +2 to Str, +4 to Con, +2 on saves, and +4 to AC. His stats change to hp 108 (132); AC 28; Attack +17/+12 melee (1d10+8/19-20×3, +1 dwarven waraxe); Fort +15, Ref +6, Will +6 (excluding dwarven bonuses); Str 21, Con 20
Gear: +1 full plate, +1 heavy steel shield, +1 dwarven waraxe, gauntlets of ogre power +2, amulet of health +2, sphere of the unseen.
A tired looking dwarf slumped in the throne, a glowing sphere in his hand and an axe across his lap. He wore beautiful full plate armor and a similarly crafted shield rested near at hand. The helm on his head had a pair of short horns that curved down towards his face. He flexed his fingers absently in the gleaming gauntlets upon his hands. When he noticed your presence, he whispered harshly, “I prophesy your doom!”
Once a righteous dwarven defender, Zenith disappeared into the Underdark a decade ago. His father Davdked discovered that Zenith yet lived, but was a prisoner of a kuo-toan cult deep underground. He hired the Silver Phoenix Adventuring Company to find and recover his lost son.
Upon arriving in Bhal-Hamatugn, the kuo-toan city, the adventurers discovered that rather than being held prisoner, Zenith was instead revered as some sort of prophet. When confronted, the dwarf attacked the group. They defeated the former lord in combat and subsequently returned with him to Cauldron where he was remanded to the custody of Lord Vhalantru.