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Castle Grimstead - Any lore?

Post by Havard » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:46 pm

Castle Grimstead is one of those miniature grid map products WotC made during the 4E era. Is anything more known about this castle? Do any other D&D products of any edition mention it? Is it located in the Nentir Vale or some other D&D setting?

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Re: Castle Grimstead - Any lore?

Post by night_druid » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:50 pm

No idea if the tile set is related or not, but Castle Grimstead is a ruined keep in Shadowdale. It was built to combat the drow in the area, surviving ~30 years before the drow slew its inhabitants. Its now a ruin.
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Re: Castle Grimstead - Any lore?

Post by Havard » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:45 pm

night_druid wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:50 pm
No idea if the tile set is related or not, but Castle Grimstead is a ruined keep in Shadowdale. It was built to combat the drow in the area, surviving ~30 years before the drow slew its inhabitants. Its now a ruin.
That's probably it! Are there floor plans of that keep?

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Re: Castle Grimstead - Any lore?

Post by night_druid » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:56 am

Havard wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:45 pm
night_druid wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:50 pm
No idea if the tile set is related or not, but Castle Grimstead is a ruined keep in Shadowdale. It was built to combat the drow in the area, surviving ~30 years before the drow slew its inhabitants. Its now a ruin.
That's probably it! Are there floor plans of that keep?
Not that I'm aware of. Ed probably has some, but I don't think they were ever made public. He likely used it as an adventure site at some point, I'm sure.
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Re: Castle Grimstead - Any lore?

Post by Tim Baker » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:07 am

This product was released in 2012 to support the Rise of the Underdark adventures for 4th Edition. Note the spider-skull icon watermark on these products. These adventures take place in the Forgotten Realms, and at least one (Web of the Spider Queen) is located in Shadowdale. I don't know if these dungeon tiles are directly tied to any particular adventure from that season.

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Post by Big Mac » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:02 pm

According to RPG Geek there is a fan-made adventure called Ruins of Castle Grimstead.
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Re: Castle Grimstead - Any lore?

Post by Big Mac » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:27 pm

Tim Baker wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:07 am
This product was released in 2012 to support the Rise of the Underdark adventures for 4th Edition.
There is a [url=https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki ... _Underdark]Rise of the Underdark article on Forgotten Realms Wiki[/url, but I don't see the Castle Grimstead product mentioned there.. (I'm not sure if we have a Rise of the Underdark topic in the Forgotten Realms forum - or the 4e forum.)

There are two soucebooks, seven novels, a DDO expension, a D&D encounters product, a D&D Lair Assault product, a couple of other things and also a YouTube video.

Maybe one of them mentions Castle Grimstead. :?
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