Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #84
Mar 25th, 2023
Name: The Wyrdwood Torus aka the Vanishing Ring
Location: The highest point of one of the Gata Tele Ley Line arches.
Population (approx.): 2
Brief: Creations of the highest order, Wyrdwood ships sail the Ley Lines of Aenwyld. The geography of the Gata Tele, with half of its length, the grand arches, above ground and half underground, is such that it cannot be traversed. But there is rumor and story that some sort of structure, a great brown and green ring, circles the highest point of Gata Tele’s great arcs. The observers and storytellers saw an ancient construction whose original name, the Wyrdwood Torus is lost to time, and is now simply labelled the Vanishing Ring. The Torus, under the apparent control of its sole occupant, the Old Man, can move from arch to arch, but usually hangs between the Bubbling Flats (#80) and the Gnarlwylde (#81). Local adventurers and some members of the Arcane Guilds have pondered trying to ascend to the Torus but fear the reception that awaits.
Geography: The Wyrdwood Torus is a living ring of flora, 300 feet (100 m) across centered around the Ley Line. The Torus is about 15-20 feet thick (5-7 m) growing about an ancient air wyrm resting or imprisoned in a loop, its tail binding its mouth. The Old Man of legend walks unceasingly in one direction, the Torus rotating underneath his feet so that he is always above the Gata Tele, briefly stopping to tend to the plants and a small number of resident insects and birds.