Symposium (previously known as Cryptum) is a small city which is known for its distinctive history, culture, and music. It has a strikingly distinctive architecture. Dark stones give rise to tall and pointed spires. Etched into the temples and the trimming of larger building are stone carvings of various grotesques and skeletons. In the center of the city is a large black Temple of Nerull crafted in the finest Gothic tradition with fine materials such as dark marble, obsidian, granite, and black opal.
Death is certainly a motif of the city, but to a lesser degree so is ice, dragon scales, and mountains.
Musically, the city is known for its harsher tones and morbid lyrics. Symposium is even better known for its concerts where people go to resonate with the dark music of their choice.