The Nentir Vale
Krath the Tranquil
Krath, as legend tells us, was an orcish Keeper dedicated to the preservation of the Logmire Marsh, a small area of swampland in the Northeastern most corner of the Nentir Vale. Krath is said to be the first orc to settle in the Vale, but most orcs disavow this claim due to Krath’s extremely pacifistic nature. The Logmire Marsh has little to no significance in any historical account of the region, but it is said that Krath had a fondness for leeches, of which the marsh is known for.
It is believed that Krath would spend hours and days on end meditating in the swamp, allowing the leeches to feed on his blood. Eventually, the leeches had so consumed so much of the orc’s essence that they became one and the same—the leeches as an extension of Krath and Krath as an extension of the leeches. This blood pact is said to have granted Krath the gift of immortality. Tales suggest that if you visit the Logmire Marsh and truly give yourself to the swamp by allowing the leeches to drink of your blood, Krath will appear. Other tales claim that if you stare into the waters of the Logmire for long enough, the leeches will form themselves into a likeness of Krath’s face.