Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #81
Mar 22nd, 2023
Name: The Gnarlwylde
Location: About 40 miles southeast of the Bubbling Flats (#80) along the Gata Tele Ley Line
Population (approx.): Possibly 100-300 of various Kin scattered about
Brief: Having emerged from the Bubbling Flats to the northwest, the Gata Tele descends to Aenwyld once again. The exact point is hard to determine as it is lost within an ancient tangle climax forest known as the Gnarlwylde. The Gnarlwylde is an irregular area of 50 square miles surrounded by twice that of more mundane woods. Centuries old, it is a dense unmappable tangle of trees and flora, not specifically good or evil, but decidedly wild and chaotic. Locals have constantly feared the Gnarlwylde is or has been touched by Corruption but neither priest nor magician can sense any within its borders.
Geography: The Gnarlwylde can be found in central Ceannar where the prairies end and the Flattop Hills begin. It is about 2 days travel directly west of the capital, Overlook (#8), but all highways skirt the strange woods to both north and south. The nearest settlements are to the north along the main east-west road through the heart of the City-State, but several of the churches (those with Druidic orders) and the Guild of Magicians (summoners and manipulators of flora and fauna) maintain small outposts in the mundane woods close to the borders of the Gnarlwylde.