Rise of the Runelords
The Shadow Clock
Among the most impressive monuments in Underbridge, the Shadow Clock is a minor marvel of engineering. At a height of 250 feet, this teetering structure of stone, wood, and rusted metal towers above the other buildings in the district, yet the overwhelming presence of the Irespan pilings itself keeps the clock in a more than symbolic shadow. The tower’s clock face is frozen at 3 o’clock, and though a statue of a nameles s angel perches at its highest point, the Shadow Clock is the only monument in Magnimar that does not currently offer blessings to those who come seeking
aid. Within, the hollow tower contains a rickety wooden staircase that winds up to the immense bells and frozen clockworks. Dubbed the “Terrible Stairs” by locals, it took 10 fatal attempts by foolish daredevils trying to climb the decaying steps before the city moved to close down the tower permanently. Today, the tower stands in defiance of the order-too massive to safely and affordably demolish, yet too well engineered to tumble down on its own.
The tower had served until recently as the hideout of Xanesha, the lamia matriarch who had been pulling the strings of the Skinsaw Cult for the last several years. She, along with her minion, the Scarecrow, were put down by the Heroes of Sandpoint.