Xûl-Jarak, also called The Gray Citadel because of its gray ashen walls, is a fortress that has long been in disrepair. It is situated two days ride north of Melvaunt along the road to Glister, in the realm of Thar. It sits atop a 20ft (7.1 m) high barren crag, and raises another two stories of fortifications. Within the dungeons rests King Kursk One-Tusk the Merciless’ crypt.
A 20ft wide, 100ft long ramp rises from the fogswept moors of thar to the gates of Xul-Jarak. Thick fog obscures the ramp, but not the legendary Gates of Gruumsh it leads to.