Temple Hill, in the Big Rubble, is about two and half times the size of the Capitoline Hill in Rome. Long ago this area housed foreigners and their gods who visited Pavis. Now mostly Type B, C, and D ruins, with several Type A areas of note.
This area was set aside for temples to all the foreign gods worshipped with-in the walls of Pavis. Here can be found mostly ruined temples of Yelm, Orlanth, Kyger Litor, Argan Argar, Waha, Eiritha, Daka Fal, Ernalda, and many other gods worshipped by residents of the city at its prime.
Around 960 (some 20 years after the nomads sacked Pavis) the Champion of Pavis, Opili Fortmaker, converted part of Temple Hill into a fortress with the aid of the dwarfs. Thick stone walls connected former temple buildings and turned streets into fortified gates. A network of underground tunnels connected the basements, sewers, tombs, grottos, and so forth, allowing Temple Hill to function as a largely underground city. Tunnels were constructed linking Opili’s Fort with the other forts built throughout the city.
In 1237, most of Pavis fell to the troll army of Gerak Kag, and the troll warlord made Opili’s Fort his home. Since then, Temple Hill has been the center of the ruling Kaggroka clan of trolls. The trolls control the hill and have refurbished the troll temples there. They patrol the hill regularly to keep anyone from utilizing non-troll temples. Some 125 dark trolls, 20 great trolls, and over 300 trollkin live in Opili’s Fort and its underground tunnels and chambers. The other half of the Kaggroka clan live in lesser strongholds on Temple Hill.
The trolls have built out of the rubble numerous permanent and semi-permanent observation posts, which gather intelligence. Such outposts oversee all of the approaches that lead towards Opilli’s Fort and many of the approaches towards the temples. If mounted, it is impossible to approach Opili’s Fort except by one of these routes.
So if we think about the area, we have the ruins of dwarf made temples, with later construction between them or joining them to form a fortress. Other temples have been partially dismantled for materials – it was far easier to use ashlar from a nearby temple than cut and drag it from the quarry!
For adventurers, this might well be the single most dangerous place in the Rubble – to start with, the Hill is regularly patrolled. A typical troll patrol on Temple Hill consists of 1 excellent dark troll warrior, 1 average great troll warrior, 2 good troll warriors, and 1 good troll hunter.
At night, the patrol is supplemented by 1 good trollkin warrior, and 5 average trollkin warriors.
At day, there are no trollkin, but there is a hunting wasp with a spirit bound to it.
And if the patrol finds someone too tough for them to handle, pretty quickly the trolls can muster 10-20 dark troll warriors with another 6-12 great trolls and two or three times as many trollkin.