From publisher blurb:
On the ocean’s shore, amid steep-sided sand dunes, stands Alrakkham’s Glory—a 50-foot-tall, salt-encrusted hand carved from a single piece of blue marble. Despite being older than recorded history, the gigantic monolith shows little sign of weathering or damage and is famed for the many bizarre—and no doubt magical—phenomena plaguing the surrounding area. Localised earthquakes are common here and at night the veins in the blue marble seem to pulse in an almost rhythmic fashion.
Centuries ago, a forgotten mason carved out the interior of the hand to create living spaces that a variety of hermits, eccentrics and strange beings have since occupied. Now occupied by a group of monks who study the mysteries of the marble hand and its unique effects on their ki powers the place is known as the Monastery of the Marble Palm.
Places of Power are short, richly detailed supplements that each present a flavoursome locale such as a remote temple, borderland fort or reclusive wizard’s demesne. Ready to be plugged into almost any home campaign, each installment can be used as a waystop on the road to adventure, the home of a powerful NPC or even as a mini-adventure site in its own right.