Gate of Souls
The Nameless City
Once one of the greatest and well respected of the city states, the name of this ancient city has been wiped from the face of the world. While it stood against all opposition in it’s prime the constant attacks from Azil and the Orcish tribes eventually took their toll, along with some unknown danger rumored to have assaulted the kingdom from within the depths of the earth. On the brink of falling the lords and mages of this kindom sought to turn the tide by binding their souls to the land, creating a direct link to the Aspects that would protect their people. The ritual was successful, but the consequences were far more extreme than intended. With living souls filled with fear and rage as it’s conduit the Dreaming Sea poured over the land and transformed it into a living nightmare. All it’s enemies were driven back, but the inhabitants had to flee as well, many being consumed by the darkness that had been meant to protect them. Over the years this dark and primordial forest has calmed somewhat, and the intervention of the character’s has broken the ancient curse that hung over this land. However, though the ritual was broken it’s effects are still apparent all across the land, and the entire area has remained as a feywild.
The Bleeding Forest: Most of the area around the Nameless City is still claimed by the Bleeding Forest. Once deadly to Kin, the forest is now merely exceptionally dangerous. Spirits crowd the forest, ruled over by the violent court known as the Callings of Feral Abandon. Essence flows freely in the forest, and dire animals stalk beneath the canopy of awakened trees. Everywhere, the curse of the fallen still marks the face of the land.