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The Origin

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A wondrous location known as "The Origin" can be found high atop a majestic mountain in the far northeastern corner of the fae realm of Mag Mell. This sacred fountain, which draws its enchanted waters from the very centre of the realm, serves as the realm's primary source of both life and power. The fountain is a metaphor for the never-ending cycle of life and death because it is sustained by the essence of every living thing that perishes within the confines of Mag Mell.  
The Origin by Tillerz using MidJourney
  The enchantment of magic can be seen glimmering in the pristine waters as they emerge from the age-old rocks and begin their journey downstream. The magnificent stone construction that surrounds the fountain is evidence to the craftsmanship of fae ancestors who lived a very long time ago. It is a testament to the harmonious connection between nature and magic, as it is carved with intricate symbols and decorated with delicate moss and vibrant flora. It stands as a testament to this connection.   Guarding this sacred site are three formidable elemental protectors. A water elemental, fluid and ever-changing, watches over the gushing waters, its movements mirroring the graceful flow. An ice elemental, imbued with the chill of winter, stands resolute, a stalwart defender against any who would desecrate the sanctity of The Origin. And an earth elemental, grounded and unyielding, forms a formidable barrier, protecting the fountain with its impenetrable strength.  
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Echoes of the Past: When the moonlight bathes The Origin, it is said that faint whispers can be heard emanating from the depths of the fountain. These whispers are believed to be echoes of the ancient fae, whose spirits linger within the magical waters. Only those with keen ears and a deep connection to the fae can decipher these murmurs, gaining insight into forgotten prophecies and forgotten lore.   The Veil of Illusion: Surrounding The Origin, an invisible veil of illusion obscures the true nature and purpose of the fountain. Some scholars speculate that the veil was crafted by the ancient fae to protect The Origin's secrets from prying eyes. Those who possess the knowledge and skill to unravel the veil's intricacies may uncover hidden chambers, concealed paths, and ancient writings etched into the very rocks.   Enchanté! It is said that the waters of the Origin possess unique properties, capable of bestowing temporary enchantments upon those who partake of its magical essence. However, harnessing these powers requires a profound understanding of the fae's connection to the elemental forces. The secret rituals and incantations required to unlock these latent abilities remain known only to a select few, passed down through generations within secretive covens and whispered among trusted circles (see Circle of Magic, Summer Court).  

Plot Hooks

The Freezing Cold: A mysterious chill settles over the once verdant valley surrounding The Origin. The usually vibrant flora and fauna are now encased in ice, and the freezing temperatures threaten to reach the very heart of the magical well, which used to protect itself from the cold of the mountains. The party is summoned to investigate the unnatural frost and restore the balance before the well, the lifeblood of the realm, succumbs to the icy grip. They must navigate the treacherous frozen landscape, unravel the source of the cold, and find a way to reignite the waning protective enchantments to save The Origin from becoming forever trapped in eternal winter.   Corrupted Waters: The power of The Origin is slowly shifting towards the dark, and the fae realm is beginning to wither. The essence of the Spider Queen's creatures killed by the Wild Hunt are slowly corrupting the realm. The party is tasked with finding a temporary solution to protect the fountain from the corruption.   The Elemental Awakening: The elemental guardians of The Origin have grown restless and are wreaking havoc upon the surrounding lands. The party must delve into the depths of The Origin's forgotten caverns to uncover the cause of their agitation and find a way to restore balance.
Water pump / Well, Large
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Cover image: Mag Mell by Tillerz using MidJourney


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Aug 13, 2023 14:43 by Dani

This place sounds absolutely beautiful! Your hooks throughout your world are always so enticing, and the secrets for this fountain are no exception. Just the sort of thing to spark a GM's imagination to its heights. Great job!

You are doing a great job! Keep creating; I believe in you!
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