Dyrik is sparsely dotted with the ruins of a civilization that existed long before settlers from Faerun arrived. The broken tower is one such ruin.
Little is known about the Broken tower, and even less is known about the people who built it. Most who live in Dyrik today believe most of these ruins to be haunted, and the tower is the most feared of ruin of all.
Occasionally, a sage or archeological team will mount an expedition to study the tower, but nearly all of these expeditions have ended in disaster. Such expeditions have rarely allowed survivors; those who have survived have been driven mad by their experience, ranting about the ghosts in the walls and weeping that the tower will come back for them.