By Stormshade @ October 5, 2012 at 2:25pm
A secret society of devil worshippers, the Ashmadai have been operating behind the scenes in the areas surrounding Neverwinter for some time. Loyal to Asmodeus, ruler of the nine hells, this group of cultists hides in plain sight, and is comprised of members from all walks of life. Membership is far from exclusive, and individuals can be recruited regardless of their race, or social class. Asmodeous demands nothing more than complete and utter loyalty.
Rumours and speculation suggest a large amount of activity by the group at Helm’s Hold, a sanctuary located less than a day’s journey outside of Neverwinter. However, the prophet Rohini, who leads the inhabitants of the monastery, seems unconcerned, discounting the rumors as nothing more than stories created by a group of individuals who wish to stop offering refuge to the spellscarred at Helm’s Hold.
Were the Ashmadai to establish a power base at Helm’s Hold, it could be devastating for the region. With nowhere else to turn, the town’s population has swelled in recent years, filled with the spellscarred, sick, and injured, who have nowhere else to go. This would provide a ripe field for the Ashmadai to harvest victims to be sacrificed in their worship of Asmodeous.