Friday, December 15, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #347

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #347 

December 14th, 2023 

  • Number: 347 

  • Name:  Deep Dive of Subjects of Interest: Warriors of the Wastelands – Part 4 

  • Location: The Wastelands 

  • Population (approx.): 103 (Parcent within the Enshrouding Mists) 

  • Brief: Like the Dwarves of Clan Ironback, Inari Limid protector of the Hidden Thorps within the circle of her Enshrouding Mists, keeps a watchful on the uncontrolled areas of the Wastelands, particular between their realm and the Canton to the northwest. The wizard-seer has sought, since forming their protectorate, guardians who are particularly in touch with the flora and fauna of their area of Aenwyld. Scrying the region, they learned of a unique colony (or perhap copse was a better word) of flora taking humanoid form, known as Wilden, living with the Wosen of Taodeas to the northeast. Inari Limid translocated to Gate-in-iron, introduced themselves to the Wosen and Wilden, eventually convincing a branch of the latter to accompany them to the Hidden Thorps to serve as Borden Wardens for the concealed villages. 

  • Tinirrah (Tini), 45, female Wilden (a Fey of Living Wood), is a beastmaster from Cavehome. She is tall and has a tan complexion. Her eyes are metal black, and her hair is dark brown and jaggedy. She chooses to wear light leather armor but forgoes a helmet. Her weapon of choice is a shepherd's crook that hits like a staff. Tini has three animals bound to her: an eagle named Cloud, a wolf named Avril, and a lizard named Mocha. She also has a unique ability to speak telepathically with all animals. 

  • Tini grew in the forest of Cavehome and lived around animals throughout her early teens. One day, after a long hike, Tini had trouble accidentally rooting on a group of fire ants. To her surprise, Avril telepathically spoke to her and told her about some natural plants that would help with the sting. Not long after that, Cloud appeared, and then later Mocha. Now, her branch companions help Tini protect the Hidden Thorps of Cloudshire. 

  • Tini is married to Burringar (Burr), 48, male Wilden, who is a Ranger. The two of them live in a small house near Parcent. Tini and Burr are childless. Instead, they have dedicated themselves to helping young orphans who live nearby. Tini's best friend is Zaroda, 45, female Wilden. The two love to take walks through the forest and communicate with other plants. 

  • Geography: The Wilden branch relocated from woods of the Wosen Cavehome (#161) via Gate-in-Iron (#126) to the small village of Parcent on the northwest frontier of the Enshouding Mists (#32 and #171). Parcent is a typical small settlement surrounded by an earthen rampant topped with stakes from fallen or culled trees (in deference to the Wilden). A cluster of sod or thatch-topped cottages surround a central communal hall. The forests of the Ulu Maug stretch through the mists into parts of Inari Limid’s realm, perfectly suited to the nature and skills of the Wilden Wardens. They’ve explored most of the hills beyond the mists, even encountering the monks of the Monastery of the Passage (#136).  

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