Chronicles of Tellus
Wave Echo Cave
Wave Echo Cave is a great cavern complex within the mountains near the Gray Wood. The cavern is known for its mineral wealth as well as its magical properties. Wave Echo Cave is connected to an underground hot spring that continuously boils near the cavern. The cavern got its name from the booming sounds created every time the waves crashed against the stone walls.
It was discovered that Wave Echo Cave had wondrous magical properties. Hence, human spellcasters from the nearby town of Phandalin allied themselves with the dwarves and gnomes to harness this magical power and use it to its fullest potential. In approximately 4238 SR, the clans of dwarves and gnomes made a pact with the each other and the humans that would later be known as Phandelver’s Pact. The pact allowed the races to share the riches within the mine of Wave Echo Cave. They bound the magic of the cave into a forge they called the Forge of Spells, where they crafted magical weapons and other items.
However, in 4589 SR, a roaming warband of orcs swept into and laid waste to the region. The orcs were aided by mercenary wizards when they attacked Wave Echo Cave, adamant in seizing its riches. The human spellcasters of Phandalin fought alongside the gnomes and dwarves to defend the cave. However, the battle of magic destroyed much of Wave Echo Cave. Few survived the battle and so the location of the cave was lost to history.
For hundreds of years, opportunists were attracted to the area in hopes of seeking lost treasure, including a dark elf named called the Black Spider. In approximately 4768 SR, the location was at last rediscovered by Gundren, Tharden, and Nundro Rockseeker. The Black Spider trailed them and soon had his forces invading the area in a bid to claim the Forge for himself. Were it not for the intervention of the Deitouched, the Rockseekers would surely have been slain the the power of the Forge claimed by forces of evil.