Hello everyone. This past feast Therion, Kieran and I discovered something that we feel everyone should know.
Some of you will remember some time ago when we were brought metaphysically to the Bleakwood to save a magpie Faerie named Magfaelyn from a ritual caster trying to free a Blight-like creature by sacrificing her to break the runes containing this creature. These runes were empowered by the deaths of members of the Emerald Coven in the First Age. We stopped that ritual and I re-empowered the runes as best I could. After this occurred I requested from a March Warden in Selendrias who patrols near the Bleakwood to keep an eye out for anything out of the ordinary.
Now to present day. The Saturday night of the May Feast Therion, Kieran and I were called by three spirits. These spirits were members of the Emerald Coven, and my theory is they are also the same who died imprisoning the creature mentioned above. They said in their time they could not kill the creature and only imprison it but they feel that we have the power to kill this creature once and for all. Their spirits merged with ours and we then were attacked by what is referred to a Corrupted Grove Heart as well as servants/minions of the creature. All while the ritual caster watched us from the Spirit Realm. The Corrupted Grove Heart was slain with the help of several towns members and that immediate issue was dealt with. Geminating the ground beneath the Corrupted Heart helped, but I am not sure if that will work as well or at all the next time. However, upon examining this Corrupted Grove Heart I received a Telepathy from the March Warden I asked to keep an eye on the Bleakwood. She stated that the power that I told them about has left and she is not sure where.
My best educated guess is Travance. Please be careful and an eye out. The important details of the enemy: The Ritualist: - Seems to be an Empyrian who pacted with the Blight-like Creature - Can scry from the Spirit Realm The Creature: - Was imprisoned in the First Age by the Emerald Coven
- Seems to be corrupting Grove Hearts
The minions: - Can be identified by appearing as floral Blight, however these have orange strands of energy woven in with the rest of the Essence of Blight in it's 'body'
- Drain you of your energy when you fight them if they scratch you
The important details to know: - Grove Hearts are the core of a Druid's Grove. A Druid's Grove is an area on Arawyn that has powerful druidic energy and often has a "Grove Spirit" attached to it. This is not always the case, but is a common one.
- If you destroy or corrupt a Grove Heart, you destroy or corrupt both the Grove itself and/or the Grove Spirit that guards it.
- If you know of a Druid's Grove, I urge you to guard it through whatever means you can if it is required. Some Groves, like the Travancian Grove of Firin can hide themselves, and while in danger, are a harder target and will most likely not be the first ones this entity will go for.
Therion and I are heading to Selendrias to see if we can uncover anything else about this. Kieran is staying in the Proper and combing through the scholar tomes we have amassed here. If you have any questions or would like to assist in this endeavor, please post below or you can reach out to any of the three of us via missive or telepathy and we will do our best to answer questions. We will also post more updates as they come available through research.
Thank you, and stay vigilant.
- March Warden Caelvan Renaith
- Emerald Huntsman