Sunday, August 27, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #238

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #238 

August 27th, 2023 

  • Number: 238 

  • Name:  Deep Dive on a Site of Interest: Feystone: The Last Source – Part 7 

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

  • Population (approx.): 150-200 

  • Brief: As described previously (#232), the Last Source predates all recorded civilization of the Narrows. The first Elves and Fey to be allowed to stumble into the site discovered only the pond and the sole inhabitant living within the waters. Once they were deemed worthy and capable of assisting the eternal in her task to protect and keep the Last Source, the Elves began building the surrounding settlement beginning with the Ancient Tower, home to the nobles leading the initial settlement. As the settlement grew and an incident long past destroyed much of the Ancient Tower, the settlement turned to using the Entry Hall for daily functions. There the elders of the settlement, one representing each of the crafters, the oracles and the guardians, govern under the watchful eye of the eternal Wise One. 

  • "Wise One," an Ancient Dragon Turtle is the advisor to the people of the Last Source. She is the one who always was and will always be connected to the Last Source. The Wise One's shell is olive green, with aqua and light brown splashes. She is enormous and moves slowly, rarely leaving the pool in this form. She also has a Humanoid form that is quite beautiful. She is short in her Humanoid form and has olive-green hair and brown eyes. The Wise One likes to wear dresses and appears in her twenties. She doesn't believe in violence but will staunchly defend anyone who lives near the Last Source. Everyone calls her Lady Esyn while she is in Humanoid form. 

  • Lady Esyn spends most of her time sleeping in the pool below Last Source. Every day, for a few hours, she changes to her Humanoid form, walks around the Last Source area, and talks to everyone. The people of the Last Source appreciate this and know that they can bring her their problems, and she will look after them. During this time, she also attends whatever necessary meetings and eats fish sandwiches with the settlement’s elders. 

  • Lady Esyn considers the whole town her family and loves playing with the little children. She tells beautiful stories on feast days and never seems to lose her temper. She is very wise and is almost worshiped by all. 

  • Geography: 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 into the clearing surrounding the Source. On a slight rise to the south is a large square building (location 2, see below), the Entry Hall, that serves as the meeting and feasting place of the settlement. The Hall is a three-story strongly built square stone building, 50 feet on the side. The main entrance is on the south wall, reached by a staircase, opening on to the second floor. The first floor is a large open chamber surrounded by small rooms such as the kitchen. The second floor is mostly a balcony overlooking the hall below. The third floor houses the offices and meeting rooms of the settlement elders. In times of battle, heavy shutters and thick walls make the Entry Hall the settlement’s refuge of last resort. 

No comments:

Post a Comment