The Emerald Spire Superdungeon
High Mother Sarise Dremagne
Head of the Temple of the Golden Key
It’s becoming increasingly clear that some powerful and malevolent presence is stirring in the dungeons below the Emerald Spire. Strange new forms of undead monsters have begun to plague both Thornkeep and Fort Inevitable in recent months, and powerful spellcasters throughout the Crusader Road area have reported scrying efforts from an unknown source able to brush aside their normal screens and defenses. High Mother Sarise Dremagne of Fort Inevitable has successfully divined one small clue about this strange new threat: the emblem of a crown above a skull.
A matronly woman of 60 years, High Mother Sarise Dremagne is a cleric of Abadar who leads Fort Inevitable’s largest congregation, the Temple of the Golden Key. Stern and proper, High Mother Sarise dislikes the Hellknights’ support for slavery and their veneration of Asmodeus, but generally approves of their vigorous enforcement of the law. In her eyes, as long as one isn’t a lawbreaker, then it isn’t a problem that the laws of the town are sternly enforced.
The High Mother is the most influential non-Hellknight in the town, and the Temple’s ecclesiastical calendar is the framework around which most of the townsfolk arrange their lives. While High Mother Sarise does not challenge the lady commander’s rule, she serves as an important voice against excessive brutality and persecution.