Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #25
Jan 25th 2023
Name: The Blasted Circle within the Ashen Expanse
Location: Southeastern end of the Feystone Woods.
Population (approx.): None living. Unknown number of spirits.
Brief: Fifteen centuries or so ago, Kin of the northern continent did not take too kindly to the expansion of the southern Ta’arnan Empire across the Narrows and into their lands. One of many inevitable confrontations occurred within the southern border of the Feystone Woods. Elves and other allied Kin of the north versus Ta’arnan Legionnaires and their supporting Casters and Chanters. The result was a disaster with no victor and resultant flat dark gray circle of melted earth about 10 miles in diameter surrounded by a swath of dead light gray forest. This dead zone has persisted to the present day. Locals swear that there are many restless spirits bound to the petrified trees surrounding the scarred ground of Aenwyld.
Geography: The Ashen expanse covers a half-moon shaped swath of the Feystone Forest measuring approximately 350-400 square miles. Nothing lives within the boundary but locals and fauna can pass through without ill effects if they can avoid the undead therein. The Blasted Circle, at the center, is fairly flat and circular and radiates faint remnant magicks.