Thorn Island (or Isle, as it is referred to by some) is the outermost major
island in the Stojanow River delta, the other one being Valjevo Island, where
most of Phlan lies. The island has a prominent place in the history of Phlan
since it was the last focus of resistance against the dragon army that once took
and razed the city. The fortress of Sokol Keep, which rests atop the solitary
hill that presides the island, once served as the place where Councilman Ferran
Martinez, cleric of Tyr and the few remaining survivors of the battle made their last stand and
perished to the last man.
The restoration of the Keep has started recently, as it has ben
acquired by the powerful Yurogov family.The works proceeds slowly as
rumors of ghosts and apparitions are pervasive, making it difficult to
hire workers. The powers that be, however, insist that no sightings
have been substantiated with evidence.
The island is connected to Phlan via a ferry that departs from the Harbor and
returns several times a day. Due to the location of the island at the mouth of
the delta, there have been talks of rebuilding the lighthouse that used to help
the navigation of ships in and out of the Harbor. However, the lack of workers
willing to earn their living on cursed soil has made this project virtually
impossible to undertake until the Keep is finished.