The Tyranny of Dragons
Candlekeep is a towered fortress library that stands on a crag, looking down upon the Sea of Swords. The library is filled with books and scrolls of knowledge, and it was the home of the great seer Alaundo. The path to Candlekeep is called the Way of the Lion.
To gain entry to the halls of wisdom, a visitor must gift the library collection with a new tome of immense value. The shrewd gatekeepers accept tomes of no less than 1,000gp.
The monks of Candlekeep refer to themselves as The Avowed. The Avowed are ruled by the Keeper of the Tomes, Ulraunt, and his assistant, First Reader Tethtoril.
The small community of monks and scholars residing in Candlekeep mainly favor Oghma, the god of knowledge, as well as the deities Deneir, Gond, and Milil.
Outside of the great library citadel, modest accommodations can be found within the walls of Candlekeep for those who have come seeking knowledge.