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Verigan's Hold

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Fortress of the Templars, near the Desert


Templar Adaephon
Karpath Antioch (formerly)
Isabel Peculier (formerly)
Knight Peculier (formerly)

First Appearance

The Tale of the Sands

Last Appearance


Verigan's Hold (a.k.a Verigan Castle) is the main castle of the Crimson Cross. It is located across the Skull Pass from Mistral City, along the Wall and adjacent to the Desert. For a time, the Carnivale Del Banjo was set up beneath it.

It was the second main quest hub of Season Three, after Mistral City and before BBQ Bay.

The castle was built by the Crimson Cross to provide a headquarters along the Wall. After the Sand War, Karpath Antioch founded the Crimson Cross and constructed Verigan's Hold as a staging area for the defense of the Wall. He named it for his father, the war hero Verigan Antioch. One month after the end of the Sand War, Karpath disappeared. The Templars remained in Verigan's Hold to await his return. They seem to have slowly lost members, until only 1 remained. 

The last Templar, Adaephon, still lives in Verigan's Hold. He wrote The Tale of the Sands, which is housed in the castle Archives. The hold also contains a Map Wall, which was intended to hold Karpath's Map, but the map was lost.

When recently visited in Episode 36, the Hold was covered, and even filled, with the Sands, most likely from the release of the magic keeping the Jade Sentinels chained. It is thought that if "The Sands" continued to cover Verigan's Hold, it would get overrun. Then "The Sands" would spread freely into Minecraftia.


  • Sjin admitted to being the one who built Verigan's Hold in his 'Lets Build A Kingdom' series.
  • After the Museum server map was hacked, a player found a door in a mountain near Verigan's Hold, and inside was a sign saying "Israphel's Secret Base". You can see it in Episode 36, but it has not been noticed by our heroes.


Locations of Shadow of Israphel
Cities/Towns: Mistral City, Terrorvale, BBQ Bay, Stoneholm
Castles/Fortresses: Verigan's Hold, Skyhold
Tombs: The Tomb of Lehparsi, Tomb of the Templar Kings
Facilities: Facility 4
Misc: Carnivale Del Banjo, The Wall, Mistral Cemetery, Lysander's Secret, Huge Volcano Room, Spider Tree, Swampy's Oasis, The Desert, Jade Sentinels, The Bridge to BBQ Bay, C.H.L.O.E.

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