The Paelelon (Styrásh
"Misty Forest") is the dark, dense forest home of the
Eophyrhim elves. Located in the
Enthronian province of Santharia, east of the
Seanian Swamps, the Paelelon is particulary quiet and brooding. Few people
enter the forest, and some try to take the widest path around it due to its
dark elven inhabitants.
Image description. A carpet
of silken moss covering the ground of the
Paelelon. Drawn by
Paeleon is an ancient forest. The
Eophyrhim settled here after an argument between
Avásh'aelía, the Bone Queen, and the
Móch'rónn Saban, which caused the pair to go seperate ways in the year 11.750
The forest floor receives very little direct light. Though at parts the wood is
very rocky, mosses and fungi are abundant on the forest floor. Fortunately the
soil is very rich, and small
shrubs grow abundantly at the roots of the many ancient trees. The trees of the
Paelelon are aweing as well, their girth is far more than a man can reach his
arms around. Most notable is that they are quite bare of
elven homes; the
Eophyrhim prefer to live
close to the earth.
The forest is full of life, albeit a dark life. The animals of this forest are
not much different from the animals of other forests, save their eyes are more
adjusted for the lack of light. The wildlife is timid here, it scatters quickly
at foreign noises, and is hard to spot. But if one is still in the forest long
enough, the forest awakens with life unseen to the traveller's eye.
The homes of the Eophyrhim that
reside here are quite unique. They stay rather close to the ground; the highest
ranking members of the colonies live among the roots of the grandest trees.
Location. The Paelelon
is located quite close to the border of the province of Sanguia in the
United Kingdom of Santharia, though still
located in Enthronia. It is just east of the Seanian Swamps, south of Elsreth,
and north of the small village of Hog. The Ancythrian Sea is a good ride away,
but not so far as to be unattainable.
description. The location of the Paelelon Forest in the heart of
Santharia, home of the Eophyrhim
dark elves. The woods lie just south of the Ancythrian Sea, near Elsreth.
People. The Paelelon is
home to the Eophyrhim elves, the
only dark elves still are living within the Kingdom of
Santharia. They settled here in ancient times, after the fall of the ancient
elven kingdom of Fá'áv'cál'âr around 13000 b.S.
No-one else resides here, save a few gnomes
that are crafty enough to stay out of the way of these dark elves. Their
religion rotates around Coór,
Queprur; their relation toward death and
their fearful hunting prowess is proof of this. The
Eophyrhim are very defensive of the
Paelelon; armed guards live around the edge of the forest and defend it from
Coat of Arms/Sign.
The Eophyrhim shield is an old
design. It is the basic shield shape, covered with a field of black. A simple
thick silver border surrounds it, silver studs at each corner. There is a thin
circle of silver surrounding a tree with wide outstretched branches. The leafed
part of the tree contains a pair of eyes.
Climate. The area is
known for being slightly damp; as the Seanian Swamps are not too far away. In
the early morning a fog shrouds the floor of the forest. Altogether the
Paelelon is a chilly place due to the dampness and lack of sun. There is little
breeze however; it is as if the forest emanates the cold.
In the summer, though, the area can get a little muggy; the dampness of the area
creates a sticky heat. It does not rain often in the Paelelon, if it does it is
a gentle mist-like shower of drops. In winter, the fog that usually rises
becomes frozen on the ground, and it creates a glistening wonderland. Leaves
snap at one's step, and the trees are coated in a thin layer of frozen dew. It
does not snow in the Paelelon.
adlemir trees are common, with amazing
girth and height. Vinterberry bushes
with the rare corpseberry variant live among these trees' roots, mosses and
fungi are also abundant. Nightshimmer
vines crawl up the trunks of many of the older trees, and the roots of the
oldest trees choke out some of the younger ones. Rarely does one come across a
felled tree. Vast areas of the forest are also rocky, covered with mosses like
silken, lending the misty wood a very
special atmosphere of forboding and the danger...
Deer in massive abundance can be found within
the confines of the Paelelon, the Etherus
worm's home is only here, some wild goats and
sheep, and perhaps a wild pack of
hunting hounds. Birds are quiet to
the passerby, and spotting one is a rarity. Serpents and insects, as well as
rodents of varying sizes are spotted more often, though they seem to be darker
in demeanor and hue.
Resources. As there
is the corpseberry and the Etherus worm
within this forest, the elves of the Paelelon
do well by selling their by-products. The soil is fertile and the ground soft,
but due to lack of sunlight, it is hard to grow anything here that isn't native.
Avásh'aelía and the Móch'rónn Saban went
seperate ways after an argument in 11750 b.S. and the
elves stayed with the Móch'rónn while
Avásh'aelía returned to
Fá'áv'cál'âr. They headed south to the Paelelon, and
settled. Little has changed since then. Perhaps the forest has grown a little
more chaotic since the advent of the
Hunter Clerics; but not so
much as to be any trouble.