This sleepy mining town once served as a convenient resting place for travelers on the High Road between Neverwinter and Waterdeep. Now, the few travelers who still take this route shun Leilon, going miles out of their way to avoid even laying eyes on the town.
The High Tower of Thalivar stood as a landmark here, abandoned by a forgotten mage. For generations, the tower proved a tempting target for plunderers — and, too often, a grave for them as well. The people of Leilon knew that the tower held guardian monsters, and they were content to leave it alone. However, the Spellplague’s twisted magic unleashed the creatures trapped in the tower, which quickly ravaged the helpless village. Now the tower is a place of terror, its magic freezing in place all creatures whose eyes rest upon it, even for a moment.