“Dragon Manor” is the nickname given to an old manor house about 20 miles northwest of Fallcrest along the King’s Road. Standing at the edge of a forest, it was built by a minor Casparian noblewoman over a century ago to establish a new barony, but abandoned when war struck. The house was originally named for the noble family who lived there, but since their settlement never flourished and they left so long ago, that name is lost to history.
Instead, the empty house is remembered as the onetime lair of a red dragon who occupied it some forty to fifty years ago. The dragon smashed a hole in the roof and destroyed the upper floor and most of the internal walls above ground in order to clear a comfortable living space. The dragon is long gone, and its hoard with it. But more recently – exactly when is uncertain -
someone set up a hidden alchemical laboratory in the basement levels, and was conducting experiments on dragon eggs. These mysterious figures have also gone, along with most of their supplies and the eggs themselves – though one, a brass dragon egg, was found and stolen by kobolds from the clan who live under Fallcrest. How the kobolds discovered it, and why the laboratory was there, are still mysteries.
The lower levels were also home to a monstrous spider, now destroyed. A natural cave connects the lower basement to the forest outside, and is home to a pack of wolves led by a dire wolf.