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Kalruuth's Heart Temple

  At the core of Duun'Kalruuth is what Kalruuthians call the Heart of All, the Heart of Kalruuth. The heart is a glowing, deep red rock that is best described as a heart. This rock is submerged in the Spring of Life and is the central reservoir of Duun'Kalruuth. This reservoir is one of many in Duun'Kalruuth which collects water from the many aquifers within the mountain, also from the dwarven pipes which were constructed through the ceiling of the mountainhome and up to the snowy mountain peaks.   Built around this reservoir is the garden of vitality. Kalruuthians like to boast how their mountainhome has the greenest space landscaping, and the temple gardens is a fine example of greenery that Duun'Kalruuth can grow.  


In the centre are the Heart and the reservoir. Above and around is around quay where worshippers and tourists can visit to see or pray to the Heart of Kalruuth. This quay is part of a large underground forest, which many believe the heart's essence is what's keeping the trees, shrubs and flowers alive. This circular garden then leads to the surrounding Temple, where towards the North is the main building where most sermons and rituals take place. In the South is the secondary building, this is a large 'lobby'-like place, as this is pretty much a large entrance.   There is a building to the West, this is a hostel for the homeless, as the Temple provides support for those in need in the mountainhome. The building also treats those who suffer from Sun-Sickness, which is mostly a condition afflicted to visitors of the Mountainhome. However, after a few days of rest in the temple, the Heart heals.  

Main Building

Rows of pew arcing and facing the reservoir with a stage in between where the Acolytes of Kalruuth preach the beliefs of the Kalruuthian faith. There are many floors to this temple, each with rooms they're mostly studies for the Acolytes of Kalruuth, where they can read the many carvings and tablets of their faith.  

The Heart

The Heart of Kalruuth means a lot to Kalruuthians, as they believe it is the life energy of this heart that keeps alive under the mountain. It's as though the heart has the power of the sun, which vitalises all.
Temple / Religious complex
Parent Location


The mountainhome of Kalruuthians, an ancient Dwarvenkind settlement within the Kalruuth Mountains. It is the only mountainhome which is fully submerged in a mountain.


Kalruuthians are a proud society who live within the Kalruuth Mountains, in the mountainhome of Duun'Kalruuth. In the centre of the mountainhome is Kalruuth's Heart and it is the core of every Kalruuthian.   Read more about Kalruuthians, here.


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