The Gardbury Downs take their name from this striking ruin, a large monastery that has lain in ruins for almost one hundred fifty years. The abbey was dedicated to Bahamut and served as the base of a militant order of paladins who won great fame fighting in Nerath’s distant crusades. As the story goes, the paladins brought a dark artifact back from a far crusade for safekeeping, and evil forces gathered to assault the abbey and take it back. Extensive dungeons lie beneath the ruins, which might still conceal the hoarded wealth of the old crusading paladins. It has only recently been reinhabited by the followers of Bahamut, who have started the reconstruction of the abbey.
The Abbey was recently assulted by the followers of Tiamat, who posed as priests when the party arrived. The ruse was soon discovered, and after a brief battle these intuders were vanquished.
The party had come to the abbey in hopes of disposing of the 5 mystical lanterns they had discoved at Kalton Manor. Though unable to deal with such powerful magic, the priests were able to perform a ceremony to mask them from those looking for them.