While few if any Ferellans believe that there is such thing as a god, some in the remote human village of Askile have come to believe in them after witnessing miracles and inexplicable phenomena. One such phenomenon is he appearance of a lightning formation they dubbed the “antlers of the gods.” The lighning appears in the shape of one of two antlers, arcing up towards the sky.
Every time the lightning appears in this formation, one item from the town will go missing. Sometimes, a intricately carved pot disappears from a craftsman’s basement. Other times, a statue or monument will disappear from a prominent location. Many believe a god is coming and taking the most precious items humanity can make. his is consistent will the town of Askile’s reputation as some of the most skilled craftspeople in the world, regardless of the medium.
This statue was found in a cave near where some of the oldest archaeological sites on ‘El’ were location. It is believes to be a great leader or deity that was worshiped. The cave may have been a crude temple from when humans first arrived on ‘El’ and began to establish themselves.
This drawing was found against an upper portion of a wall during excavation of the upper floor of a house in the archaeological site designated Settlement Alpha. It is believed to be artwork depicting a form of transportation. Archaeologists speculate that the transportation style was reserved for the wealthy or for performers and scientists, as the method appears to be an unstable travel method, but was deemed worthy of display.
Artifact Details: Site: ALPHA-10363-01 Item: Framed Drawing 001 Date: Mittelsommer 06, 10363 Location: EB 02 E90 S12 D118 Description: Framed Drawing of an orb with a basket underneath (30cm wide, 20cm tall) JM, FL
In the great city of Atlantis, there is an exclusive training school for the smoke dancers. This elite entertainment group travels the world from the first day of autumn to the last day of winter. You can find them in theaters with crowds of hundreds or in the streets putting on a complete show for a single small child, though each smoke dancer chooses where they perform. They may tour with a large group of up to ten dancers, or an individual may travel alone.
The winter cold is said to enhance their mystical powers. In the depths of the cold months, they can produce nearly endless amounts of smoke. Their control increases, allowing them to form the smoke into intricate shapes that they can never create in the warmer months.
There are many theories about the unusual nature of smoke dancers’ talents. Some people assume that the heat from the smoke creates fog, much like one’s breath on the cold winter’s morning, while others believe there is a more mystical explanation. Upon interrogation, no smoke dancer has revealed the source of their ability to control smoke. However, some people theorize that it is related to the air, water, or fire komorebi.
This portrait was found on a piece of large paper in the walls of a house in an abandoned human settlement titled Settlement Alpha. It was packed into the walls with other, unreadable pages. The writing below the image was indecipherable, but scholars’ best guess is that it’s a wanted poster for this individual. Further excavations may reveal more information.
This collection of cards was found in a lockbox in Feurstadt, a town believed to be the oldest human settlement on ‘El’. They were in terrible condition, but they are believed to be identifications cards from an ancient war. Each individual can be seen wearing their kingdom’s uniform with the name of their province or town on it.
Some people believe that the world was not always the way it is. Instead, it has been reborn many times out of the ashes like a Phoenix. People who share this belief report dreams of an ancient city of elves. In these dreams, the people of the city attempted a powerful spell that would allow them to survive beyond the End of Days. The spell transported them into a pocket plant adjacent to the Material Plane and those few who survived the spell were trapped there in a state of almost-living. While they continued to live their lives, they did so in slow motion. In the time it took one to brew a cup of tea, eons could have passed.
Some people believe these vivid dreams are the result of alien experiments performed on the people, while others believe that the city existed and was covered up by a government conspiracy. Several attempts have been made to break into Nyamh Rosejoy’s research facility in Miketown by people who believe the facility was built around the ancient city.
Dwarves are rarely druids since they feel a stronger connection to the earth and the mind, but there in exception in what the bandeargen call the Eresse Mountains. These dwarves communed with the magic spiders in the woods to learn venom magic.
When the elves found the dwarves, they believed they were a threat and drove them out of the woods.The dwarves were forced to flee to the lakes below. Now they practice venom magic with the jellyfish in the lakes while elves protect the forests.