Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #62
Mar 3rd 2023
Name: The Sleeping Woods
Location: Central Narrows between the Keystone Woods and Arrowwick
Population (approx.): 3,000-4,000 Fey of various Kin
Brief: The Sleeping Woods is a small nearly circular forest in the center of the Narrows not connected to either of the forests to the west or east. The flora is comprised of dense but relatively short trees entangled with brush and hedges. The fauna is representative of the Narrows but the Woods are home to a wide range of Fey including rare Brownies, Faeries, Fauns, and Sprites. The little Fey folk community are protected by a rather aggressive local contingent of Elven Druids and Rangers who are followers of the Natural aspects of the Six Gods. Beyond that, rumor and legend suggest that the Sleeping Woods itself is some sort of supernatural entity. A giant linked consciousness comprised of the flora, fauna and little Fey. The local Elves are not connected to the Woods unless they choose to be during times of meditation. Even stanger, some cartographers, when comparing maps of various ages, suggest that the Sleeping Woods is actually very slowly moving across the Narrows, its destination unknown.
Geography: The Sleeping Woods is nearly a perfect circle of woods about 24 miles (36 km) in diameter. Local trails and roads either skirt the Woods or end abruptly before crossing the border. It is nigh impossible to see through the border hedge and brush, but noise and smells wafting out of the Wood suggest some number of organized settlements therein. Those sensitive to magic sense very strong Nature and Life aspected energies. Foot track to and from the Wood is usually limited to Elves and trusted others traveling to and from Feystone Woods west and north of the Ashen Expanse (#25).