A Message From Afar

 

While out for her morning constitutional, Tildee meets Alburg, a forest fae. Looking visibly upset, Tildee questions the fae. Alburg's reply stuns the Nisse, who had heard of the Troth's dastardly deeds but never met anyone who experienced them. The two Waldvolker rush to the council of elders to inform them that Mörken, the Dark One, is directing his minions to burn the forest. No longer does Mörken care for the wood he sells to the humans. His lust has turned toward the precious metals that lie under the forest, and the easiest way to get to it is to burn the forest down. It appears that the Dark One has forced the Waldvolker's hand. Fight the Troth or lose everything. There would be no life without the heart and home that is  Ãlskad, the beloved forest.

The Forest Floor

Imagine being small and stuck on the ground out of sight. That's the life of a Shroomie. What would the world be like if you were a mushroom, flower, toad, or magical forest creature?

A bobcat might eat a rabbit, a fox snatch a mouse or two, or even a wild pixie might fall prey to a hungry hawk or owl. Mainly, forest critters treat each other respectfully. In fact, Grandfather Stump, the oldest tree in the woods, tells of how a simple mushroom saved the life of a great bear by shooting a cloud of dust spores into the eyes of a hungry pack of wolves chasing him. By the time the wolves had cleared their eyes, the bear had hightailed it back to the safety of his den. Grandfather Stump reminds the forest children that no matter how small you may be when they all work together, they are much greater than the largest of the beasts.


 

Happy Year Of The Dragon

 Wishing everyone a joyful year of the Dragon from Taiwan 2024



Night Whispers


During the evening watch, Tulasi the Watcher is approached by an Arcainian moth who whispers that Mörken has entered the northern forest. The Troth have decimated hundreds of trees, home to the moths. Fearing the worst, Tulasi summons the council to take action against The Dark One.

Fleeing Tyranny

 

 Even the misfits of Folksburrywoods are forced to flee the oncoming storm of Mörken and his Troth devils. Bands of dark dwellers travel the open road, hoping to find shelter and a kind face. Once feared, these mighty woodlanders, humbled, sought escape from the relentless destruction caused by the Troth.

A DARK Warning

 

Maldor seeks ways to use the Old Magic against the Mörken and his Troth army. While searching ancient tomes, the Mage finds a warning scrawled on the fading text. "Beware the one who dwells in darkness - use not the old ways to banish him, for doom awaits all when the Archons are released." Maldor knows not of the Archons. Scribbling the warning on a piece of parchment, the wizard decides to visit the wise woman for consultation.