Naqse Rostam is the ancient burial site and prison for the evil priest-king Takhesh that ruled the neighboring lands more than two thousand years ago. After his rule was ended, his body was interned at Naqse Rostam, and three seals were placed on the tomb to keep him from returning to reclaim his empire. Over the centuries that past, the outer tombs were looted, and the site was forgotten.
Recently a band of river pirates took up residence at the site and began exploring the tombs between raids. During one of the expeditions, one of the three seals was broken, partially freeing Takhesh’s spirit to influence the pirate band.