Rise of the Runelords
Brodert, a cantankerous, old, balding man who is an expert on Varisian history and engineering, is the sole occupant of this ancient building. He claims to have spent two decades of his youth studying with dwarven engineers at Janderhoff and three decades as a cataloger at the Great Library of Magnimar, and is continually baffled and enraged that his learning and obvious intelligence haven’t afforded him more prestige. Brodert has been studying Ancient Thassilonian ruins for the past several years and has recently become obsessed with The Old Light. No one believes his theories that the tower was once a war machine capable of spewing fire to a range of more than a mile.