Fey Me Twice
The dense trees and thick brush of the forest give way, parting seemingly in respect for the titanic darkwood tree that dominates this clearing. Several times taller than a temple minaret, in one direction the obviously ancient tree reaches into the sky with branches like a giant’s arms, while in the other it plumbs the earth with roots thicker than a man’s waist. Its limbs broad and strong, its bark thick and so richly colored as to almost be black, and its leaves the size of bucklers, the giant thing is less a tree and more a cathedral of boughs and branches.
This elder darkwood tree is the most ancient of its kind in Harridan Vale. Said to have been carried as a sapling from a far off Jungle and planted here in the distant past by Xaikon, the Ash of The Order of the Fallen Phoenix, himself, the druids that once guarded the forest claimed this darkwood to be the root from which all Harridan Wood grew. The clearing is roughly ovular, 180 feet from north to south and 110 feet from west to east. The elder darkwood has a trunk 30 feet in diameter, with low, easy to climb branches that extend 35 feet from the trunk in every direction. A persistent individual could eventually scale the tree’s nearly 300-foot height, gaining a commanding view of the entire forest. Despite its serene nature, the glade is not without danger.
Recently a group of adventurers encountered a Moss troll while searching for elderwood moss.