Sprinkled across the territories controlled by the Dark Elves, Atrum Basilicas
are regional headquarters of the Society of Dames. Modeled after the
architectural style of ancient Sanduuram, the Atrum Basilica recaptures some of
the ancient Elven Empire's past and power.
Basilicas share some similarities with old Human monasteries; they
contain dormitories, kitchens, gardens, and other useful facilities for use
by Dark Elven Dames. Unlike Human monasteries, however, there is no telling
what dark plots, vicious intrigues, and devilish new magics are discussed and
designed within. Cabalists and Warlocks, who sometimes exchange magical
information with each other and the Dames, claim that Basilicas often have
huge caches of magical items and substantial arcane libraries.
Dames require a headquarters from which to orchestrate their plots and
intrigues. Because of this, they force Dark Elven commanders to construct an
Atrum Basilica before they will lend their aid. In the rare cases when Dames accompany
a Dark Elven force without a nearby Basilica, they often lack their more powerful
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