Wizard Island is a volcanic cinder cone which forms an island at the west end of Cauldron Lake. The top of the island reaches about 755 feet above the surface of the lake. The cone is capped by a volcanic crater about 500 feet wide and 100 feet deep. The crater was named the “Warlock’s Cauldron” by the same member of Flanery Eldwyn’s party who also gave Wizard Island its name. The land area of the island is 316 acres.
The islands most reknown feature is the abandoned tower on the north side of the island. This wizards tower sits on the northwestern side of the volcano and is not visible from the town of Eldwyn’s Ledge. The tower is in remarkably good condition and all indications put its construction point at some time in the middle of the 4th Age. The Kelmeth Orcs who have been in the region for thousands of years will not speak of the tower to say who created it or what its purpose was, nor will they approach the place. Countless rumors and legends concerning the tower exist. The two most persistent are and notable things said about the tower are that; There are levels of chambers, halls, and construction beneath the tower that stretch deep down into the volcano and are full of untold wealth and danger. That the tower is haunted by the spirit of the wizard who was once it’s lord.
Brave, or foolhardy, young people from Eldwy’s Ledge occasionally explore the tower or even attempt to spend the night within. This is usually on a dare or as some misbegotten rite of passage. More often than not these forays are uneventful. But occasionally they are not.
Two hiking trails are available on Wizard Island, one of which switchbacks up the flanks of the cone and circles the crater on top while the other trail meanders from the dock towards the western end of the island.