Once a reasonably prosperous village, now Slither Cove is nothing but a sinking ruin being rapidly consumed by the surrounding swamp. Slither Cove has gained it current name thanks to the wide variety of snakes, lizards and other reptiles that now inhabit it. Slither Cove became the ruin it is today in 4697 AR when the waters of the surrounding Vargas Swamp flooded the village. It turned out that the flooding was permanent and the villagers abandoned the to the encroaching swamp. Four years after this in 4701 AR rumours began to spread across Katapesh that the flood was no act of nature but a dark ritual to some foul God that summoned the flood. This rituals were supposedly somehow linked to the statue known as the Creeping Watcher. The rumours stated that the village was flooded so that the villagers would abandon it leaving the person who summoned the flood free to search for a mysterious treasure hidden beneath the village. Adventurers still often search Slither Cove for clues about the treasure most return empty handed, some don't return at all supposedly falling victim to the villages more ferocious reptile inhabitants.