Thursday, March 11, 2010
The Mere of Dead Men was named for the thousands of men, elves, and dwarves of the Fallen Kingdom who were slain here when dragons routed them here from the present-day sites of Yartar and Triboar. Several rich castles and manor houses stand flooded in the Mere, with only spires and battlements showing above the dark waters.
Travelers on the High Road, which skirts the Mere to the east, have been known to travel for three days and nights without stopping to avoid camping near the Mere. Eerie sounds, out of place smells and strange lights over the Mere are a common sight at night from the High Road.
Tales are told of floating islands, of foul pools of magical aspect, of lizard men shaman, and even of a penanggalan of monstrous size that haunts the area. Understandably, few folk are moved to investigate the dark, scummy waters of the Mere to learn the dire truths for themselves.
Renowned explorers, the Brokengulf family has procured exotic beasts this year for Azar’s Challenge- creatures from the Mere of Dead Men.