Author Topic: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy  (Read 30207 times)

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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
« Reply #125 on: April 27, 2021, 11:35:32 PM »
A shadowy figure enters through the gates of the grove, and meanders around silently before moving to the campfire. Lowering her hood to reveal fire red hair, she is welcomed by the other elves warmly as if a long lost sister had returned home.

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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
« Reply #126 on: May 01, 2021, 08:39:16 PM »
Late in the hours of the night, figures moved through the moonlit covered verdure, many cloaked and garbed in dark colors and earthy accents. Each moved through the gates of Degannwy, where they would not re-emerge until dawns first light.

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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
« Reply #127 on: May 05, 2021, 06:47:21 PM »
A tall man hooded and garbed in armor of green and gold is accompanied by a woman of clear elvish lineage, garbed in white, light pouring off of her as if radiant and defiant against the night. These two are often seen treading the forests south of Vallaki, between the elven settlement of Degannwy and that of the outskirts, rumored to be seeking newly misted elves and half-elves to bring to Degannwy to guide and shelter.

But to those observant of the settlement itself there seems to be a tenuous balance that can be felt hanging in the air and in those that guard it, with the appearance of the sick and tainted woods that began to border it some many months ago...

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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
« Reply #128 on: May 07, 2021, 12:59:11 AM »
A ghostly Sithican walks among the grove, escorted to Degannwy by a tall hooded man garbed in the armor of green and gold. For a moment they speak at the entrance before a third approaches and interrupts. The pale grey Sithican departs and wanders the grove, his clothes faded and tattered, whisping around him by the breeze. He watches the various creatures and elves with interest, pooled amber eyes like that of an animal glimmering out from beneath a crown of briar and dark berries.

It seems a new visitor has arrived in this Grove but for what purpose?

After some time the Sitichan is seen watching the cursed land to the south. Standing there observing for a few hours. As night falls he leaves the grove back to the south forest...
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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
« Reply #129 on: May 22, 2021, 06:01:24 PM »
A feral woman returns to Degannwy carrying a dead panther. Soon after, a small mound can be seen in the south western corner, that same woman is seen sobbing to sleep next to the mound every night. A small mark is left next to the mound: "Here lies Catcat".
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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
« Reply #130 on: August 21, 2021, 10:32:42 AM »
Three figures - one tall elf clad in radiant white, and the other two clad in verdant green -  were seen standing within the Autumn Grove's copse in silent grief over the desiccated corpses of two wood elven rangers.

The two corpses had expressions locked in horror, their eye sockets blackened. Stab wounds were upon the pits of their stomachs.

The high elf in white sang an elvish requiem and vowed retribution for her fallen kin.

The druidess among them sat in meditation for a while, administering druidic burial rites.

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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
« Reply #131 on: August 27, 2021, 02:06:51 AM »
The solace and silence of the sanctuary of the revered copse, seat of the Autumn Grove and home to the kin of elves, is abruptly shattered immediately following the twilight hours of sunset.  Tensions are palpable amongst those who call the grove their place of refuge and few are willing to dare share of the terrifying eve. The voices which are coerced speak of the first of many strange tidings being the slow, rhythmic circling of a single, majestic black swan in flight.  The long necked creature roosted high within the treetops of the Nant Gaerwyn.  It is said that only the Marquessa herself was permitted access to the apex of the trees, her trusted eyes and ears alone serving as the only witness to what might have transpired above. 

When darkness had descended in full across the weald, a mighty tremor ripped through the landscape, toppling over even the surest of foot and cascading tents, posts, and supplies from their perches.  From the bowels the land erupted a blighted scar, the fissure blistering the soil and spewing forth impenetrable pitch of darkness from its depths.  Twisted, knotted, and profane trees sprouted from the ground and ebon vines spread like malignancy across an impossibly deep cistern rooted at the center. The southwestern edge of the grove was cloaked in a shroud of darkness, those present speaking of insidious and tenebrous whispers gurgling from the foul depths. 

The Marquessa was last seen descending from the treetops with her usual regal and ever graceful celerity, cordoning off the corner of her courtly "demesne," and assigning wards and sentries to prevent entry near the land's abrupt pustule. Lorelei lingered close to the cistern's edge for some time, pensive and wordless in her observation and study, before absconding and locking herself away.  The radiant Marquessa has yet to emerge from where she is sequestered, only adding to the growing tensions of her trusted kin and allies.


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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
« Reply #132 on: October 12, 2021, 11:12:53 PM »
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A sickly woman can be seen speaking with the elven mages about a tome -- it's title perhaps misremembered or half-lost in rumors -- the Tale of the Sages, a tale of nine gods.
Their replies aren't of much use. She lingers about the grove for a night or two, her frustration and boredom growing...
Perhaps there is one exceptional elven scholar who could aid her in finding this book?


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Disappointed, the woman doesn't return.
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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
« Reply #133 on: October 26, 2021, 01:15:15 AM »
The dark malignancy of the grove faded seemingly as spontaneously and uncannily as its appearance.  Rumors, once more, of the alleviation of the blight accompanied by the sighting of a single, majestic black swan in cascading upwards into the night sky.  As it's sleek, ebon-form disappeared into the backdrop of darkness, so did the twisted, profane vines, mutated, dead trees, and chasmic cistern. 

The sentries and elves seemed to breathe a collective sigh as the cordons were removed and normalcy returned to the sacred weald.  Whether the terror has ended or this is simply an ephemeral reprieve seems largely unknown and highly contested in hushed debate, but regardless, the solace is welcomed by those who reside in Degannwy.



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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest - Degannwy
« Reply #134 on: November 02, 2021, 09:28:20 AM »
A hooded emissary makes his way to the Autumn grove, delivering a missive to whatever man or woman of authority he comes upon. He would soon thereafter leave the small encampment making his way back to wherever he came from.

The missive would read as follows:

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Dwellers of Degannwy

It is thereby requested by the esteemed house Elevashe of Har Thelen that an official representative of yours would be sent at the earliest convenience to discuss matters concerning the alleged assaults made upon your grove in recent years.

Said representative is requested to make the way to the city by the Musrade ferry.
They will be required to show this invitation to the Dockmaster to be directed to the place of audience.

Quenta solari nen heth y mori