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.
In the Helsinki Forest, also known as the Winter-Runner Forest, contains a rare breed of magical snake. Some believe they have a connection to the famous snake-bonded people who fought in the Second Demonic War. Unlike those snakes, their venom is a powerful healing agent.
Alaila Mild-Twine is a high elf sorceress who was abused by her husband. Elven society is matriarchal, but the queen chose to believe her husband, the queen’s brother, instead of Alaila. In her anger, Alaila destroyed the village. She now kills anyone who enters the forest who reminds her of her husband or the queen, namely men and royalty of any elf-like species.
She has lived well over a thousand years, longer than the laws of nature permit, but when nature moontouched come to take her to the lands of death, they are never seen again. They have learned to avoid Alaila’s Forest.
The Ellerie Forest was one of the first wonders humans witnessed in the natural world. The trees there are so dense that only luminescent mushrooms keep the forest lit. The blue Seawing butterfly’s wings absorb the light of the mushrooms and glow for a short time after landing on a mushroom, while reflective pollen from the surrounding trees sparkles through the air.
The Copperdust Mountains are aptly named for the reddish clay that’s found there. There are actually traces of copper in the clay that lead to a beautiful and unique look for the local dwarves’ sun-dried pots, which are famous amongst other dwarven strongholds.
The town of Kellytown is at the top of a mountain. There is a river on the outskirts of town where the citizens love to swim. It is the ancient home of a group of dragons, and the black dragon returned here to lay her eggs for many years. The dragonriders and dragons frolicked in the waters, jumping off the cliffs into the deep pool at the mountaintop without hesitation, just as the townsfolk always have. The river is unique because the large river is fed by a spring that comes out of the ground, forming a deep pool at the top of the mountain from which the rives flows.