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|Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:33 pm Post subject: Druidic Lore
Druid Groves serve as a source of life-giving power for druids and rangers. They also protect certain areas of land, although the reach of the groves is not known.
Guardians are immortal beings that give their lives to the keeping and protection of the groves. Each grove is tied to the Web of Life which, in turn, gives strength to all the lands. While the Guardians have broad life-giving powers, they also have an affinity for a particular element. Certain elements act in accordance with each other and create a resonance across the Web, adding even more strength. In this way, the Grove Guardians may speak of their opposite Grove and Guardian. They will have a tie stronger to that opposite than other elements in the Web.
The elements with their opposites are Fire & Water, Earth & Air, Metal & Wood, and Spirit & Realm. The element of Realm concerns things of a practical nature, the tie to the here-and-now.
This is a list of known groves. It is by NO means complete.
Annakol Forest Grove
Location: Annakol Forest
Guardian: White Tiger
Element: Water opposite is Fire of Legendary Grove
Protecting the Annakol Forest, the grove is a lovely place of water and waterfalls.
Location: Sands of Alisha Island
Guardian: Half-Dragon Fiend
Element: Fire opposite is Water of Annakol Forest Grove
A grove of rock and sand, the fires of the desert are protected by this grove.
Butterfly Grove of the Stag
Guardian: Shaella a dryad
Element: Spirit opposite is Realm of Druid Temple Grove
Something extremely precious, as well as the surrounding land, is protected by the grove. So much so that special spells protect the grove and armed warriors guard the entrance.
Druid Temple Grove
Location: Shadowood Forest
Guardian: Sylvana Moonglow a human
Element: Realm - opposite is Spirit of Butterfly Grove of the Stag
Inside the temple, lies a grove of stone, water, and wood. It protects the surrounding forest and serves as a gathering place for all druids to come together to study and learn. For those who can find it, there is said to be a portal to the Bridge of Everlasting Life.
Elomen Forest Grove
Location: Elomen Forest
Guardian: Nawiewien Tirein a winged elf
Element: Fire opposite is Water of Rainbow Grove
The forest grove protects parts of Elomen Forest and stands at the entrance to Elomtemnen, the elven city.
Location: Golden Forest Esterbury
Guardian: Pol a polar bear
Element: Water opposite is Fire of Elomen Forest Grove
Rainbow Grove is a hidden grove. Only the Elves of Esterbury and certain adventurers know of its existence. Any knowledge of Rainbow Grove should be treated as OOC.
Location: North Road in the Golden Forest
Guardian: She-Wolf a white wolf
Element: Earth opposite is Air of Manuxet Grove
She-Wolf protects the brownies of the She-Wolf Clan. Her howls hold the surrounding lands and keep the area safe for travelers until they pass north of the Prancing Ponys Half-Moon Inn.
Location: Manuxet Bluffs
Element: Air opposite is Earth of Trillium Grove
Under mysterious attack, the grove uses all its strength to just stay alive. Thus, the surrounding forests are dark and the wolves run mad.
Location: Eastland Mountains
Guardian: Great Panda
Element: Metal opposite is Wood of Broken Tree Grove
A quiet and unobtrusive grove, it protects the mountains and all its treasures. Large bamboo stalks reach up to the sky where pandas can be found wandering the grove.
Broken Tree Grove
Location: Dark Forest
Guardian: Broken Tree a dryad
Element: Wood opposite is Metal of Bamboo Grove
A rainbow of light shows the strength of this grove, along with the flowers and trees that are always in bloom. On the north edge of the grove lies the tree entrance to Broken Tree Inn.
Dark Forest Grove
Location: Dark Forest
Element: Spirit opposite is Realm of Fletcher Wood Grove
A hidden grove, it protects the western areas of the Dark Forest. The Treant was most protective of his people, the Dire-Wolf Clan of brownies, until humans, wishing to log the forest, massacred them.
Fletcher Wood Grove
Location: Halfling Heaven on Alisha Island
Guardian: Red Panda / Keeper: Mrs. Fletcher
Element: Realm opposite is Spirit of Dark Forest Grove
The grove protects the practical-minded residents of Halfling Heaven. The Guardian is solitary and shy; much of the interaction with the grove is handled by the Fletcher Family.
Ancient Grove of the West
Location: Great East Road
Element: Wood opposite is Metal of Grove of the Ice Queen
An almost forgotten grove, it protects the Great East Road areas. The origins of the Guardian are all but lost and some say that the grove has only recently awoken after a millennium of slumber.
Grove of the Ice Queen
Location: Bane Mountains
Guardian: Tinde an elf
Element: Metal opposite is Wood of Ancient Grove of the West
The snow-covered grove is striking with red ferns and green shamrocks. The grove protects the Bane Mountains.
Drow Grove Shroom Grove
Location: The Depths
Guardian: Myconid King
Element: Earth opposite is Air of Gold Dragon Grove
A neutral grove, it protects the lands below.
Gold Dragon Grove
Location: Alisha Island
Element: Air opposite is Earth of Drow Grove of Shrooms
An ancient elven temple and the surrounding forest were once served by this grove. Then a great unknown tragedy occurred so that the grove and the temple were left without life.
Lost or Corrupted Groves:
Some groves have died due to some unknown tragedy or have been corrupted to evil.
Green Grove corrupted now known as the Infested Grove
Guardian: Spider - deceased
Element: Air opposite was Earth of Bane Mountain Grove
For a very short time, the grove thrived and protected the Greenway. Then, the rightful Guardian was murdered and the surrounding area fell into darkness.
Bane Mountain Grove now dead
Location: Bane Mountains
Guardian: Brown Bear deceased
Element: Earth opposite was Air of Green Grove
Once tied to the Green Grove, the grove died when its opposite guardian was foully murdered.
Mirkwood Grove now corrupted
Location: Mirkwood Forest
Guardian: Elf now held by the Widow Maker
Element: Wood opposite was Metal of Lathine Grove
The fall of this grove is unknown. It is now held by the Widow Maker, a justly named being.
Lathine Grove now dead
Location: Lathine Hidden Woods
Guardian: Boar deceased
Element: Metal opposite was Wood of Mirkwood Grove
Once tied to Mirkwood Grove, the grove died when its opposite was corrupted.