Monday, August 21, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #232

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #232 

August 21st, 2023 

  • Number: 232 

  • Name:  Deep Dive on a Site of Interest: Feystone: the Last Source – Part 1 

  • Location: Deep in Feystone Woods west of the City-State of Carasta 

  • Population (approx.): 150-200 

  • Brief: In the deepest tangles of the northern Feystone Woods, concealed from view and inaccessible to all but a few trusted Kin, is the Last Source. A small and unassuming site, ancient Elven verbal tales and magical writings claim this place of power was one of the crucibles where one or more of the First Ones created Elfkind and related Fey as their servants, minions and disposable cannon fodder. Not the central pool but hovering above it in the middle of the site, invisible to all but the most sensitive or skilled, is an object, perhaps for storage or transmutation, of pure Aether now named the Last Source. None know what it did do, can do or will do, but all those present have sworn to keep it secret, hidden, without influence and untouched by all lest taint lead to Corruption. 

  • Geography: The site of the Last Source is reputed to be in the depths of the northern Feystone woods, not as far north as Stonewood Shipwrights (#26) or as far east as Feystone Approach (#24), but approximately 50 miles from the Arvach Ocean. The path to the Last Source winds through deep dense forest, strewn with magical misdirection, concealment and physical traps. At the end of a narrow defile, the path opens onto the clearing surrounding the Last Source. It is comprised of the central pool surrounded by fourteen buildings connected by paths. 

  • Next Article: Over the course of this week, we’ll present some of the notable peoples, locations, happenings and plot threads in and about the Last Source. 

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