And so it was, high upon the Torres and well above the Vale’s Stairs, where rises
from the high water a stony isle of dire report. Known as Vordakai’s Island to those
that do live thereabout, some legend of its name doth come down through the locals.
For they speak of a guardian that doth destroy all who would set foot upon its
accursed shores. They did name no fewer than a twelvecount of their hero-knights
who had left their bones upon its rocky shores over the years after having tested their mettle against its dread warden, ’til none would any longer go there for fear of its hidden terrors. And the name of this terror was given unto this Island.