Exploration and Discovery The rubble of the Great Quake covered much of the land. It took years to clear the area around the lakes in order to create Crevice. The Counsel requested scouts to explore many of the lower tunnels to find an appropriate location for another city. After several years of exploration, a small group stumbled on the Lifestone Forest and a new source of food. One that didn't seem to end, but was wild and dangerous. After the original scouts came back sick and most didn't survive, it was decided the area was not fit for settlement. Extensive research was done on the plant and wildlife of the area, but it not solve the problem of needing more space. Thorinik Goldlarder, the leader of the Mining Guild, came up with a unique idea. He suggested the miners could carve a new area under the lakes. Deep enough to avoid problems with structural issues, but it would give easier access to the Forest. The The Kyren supported this decision and decided it would be an expansion of the city instead of a new city. This would create unity and avoid any conflicts between cities. Cavern of Blood The Aqua Stratum is where the water from above is processed and and filtered. The lakes above are slowly piped into special filtering centers. The Stratum is divided into 8 sections called Stations. In the center of it is the Beacon of Blood. The water from the Lakes flows over the Beacon of Blood and is dispersed between each Station. The Station pumps the water through two large purifiers and then is pumped down to the lower Strata. There is also four large Hydro Farms that grow a multitude of different plants using Lifestone.