Continental Excursions; Forêt Verte

Just west of Chute de l’Ombre is the scenic but dangerous realm of Forêt Verte. With no settlements of any kind that outsiders are aware of, this massive, well-tended forest is home to a number of creatures, and few of them are benign. The most high-profile of these is a green dragon which has been seen soaring above Forêt Verte and along its’ borders. That is reason enough to give the place a wide berth, and as such, there isn’t much known about the area.

There is a sizeable ruin in the heart of Forêt Verte, the ruins of an ancient city that has been reclaimed entirely by the forest. Once an outpost of the Third Imperium, it is unknown if anyone lives there, but it would be unwise to suggest that the place is wholly deserted. There are reports of bullywugs in some parts of Forêt Verte, but they are not much of a cohesive force. Who, or what, rules the realm is anybody’s guess, if in fact it can be claimed to have a ruler at all.

Unlike the tangled mess of plant growth that defines Chute de l’Ombre, Forêt Verte is a well-tended, almost meticulously maintained woodland. There is at least one shaman that helps maintain the ecological balance of the area, and there is rumored to be a druid here, as well. The overall feeling that Forêt Verte gives its’ visitors is one of uneasy harmony. The picturesque landscape hides a deeply buried sentiment of hostility, a disturbance that defies logical understanding. More than one Fanolanian hunter has returned with the attitude that “something just doesn’t feel right.” Should Fanolania ever wish to expand across the Marruse, it is likely that it will begin here. Only time can tell for sure.

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