This earthmote is the subject of a number of legends among the people of Neverwinter. The story goes that the floating island, floating a hundred feet in the air (or more), was used as a storehouse for the treasures of pirates who had access to some kind of floating ship. Since nobody else could reach it, it was a safe place for their ll-gotten gains. One night, though, in an orgy of blood and betrayal, all the pirates were killed, leaving their treasure – and their skyship – on the earthmote.
There are those who believe that a dragon has claimed the floating island as its lair, with a convenient treasure cache. Others think that one of the pirates intended to steal all the treasure, but while his betrayal of his fellows was complete, he was killed with a lucky blow from a dying pirate. Regardless, nobody has been seen coming or going from the skyhold for decades, and if that is true, then the treasure is still there for the taking, to those with a courage – and ability – to get it.