Former castle of Lord Thazravarr, War Wizard and secluded hermit. Dreadfire Castle has long been an ominous symbol of doom. A century ago, Cormyr tried to take the war to the castle itself, when orcs had captured it, but the Purple Dragon Knights were pushed away. Now, its former master has returned, and he marshalls unnatural and devilish allies.
The castle is built out of deep gray slate, and some parts of the castle have started crumbling away. The fourth is almost completely collapse, leaving only three remaining. Its eastern flank (the side facing the gate) is covered with murder holes, to stop intruders. Reservoirs for burning oil protect the front gate, making it difficult for attackers to take the front gate. Once inside, anyone can notice that the castle is not its former self, in all its majesty.