A small town on the edge of the Shimmerwood Forest, Wayford was originally founded as a timber settlement. Unfortunately, the creatures of the forest fought back, causing the timber industry to almost cease operations. As the industry failed, the town began focusing on agriculture, working the fertile and untouched fields south of Wayford. Since its inception, tales of the Ancient and secluded Elves that inhabit the Shimmerwood forest have grown, even becoming bedtime stories to warn children to avoid the forest at night. Very seldom does anyone from Wayford venture into the Shimmerwood Forest, claiming those who did were never seen after. This paranoia only increased after a recent plague influenced by the fey threatened the town.
Wayford's leadership consists of Baron Tavon Lysander, whose family founded the city a century prior and a priestess from the Illuminated Church, the Nolimon Alvirina. Even with her Elvish roots, Alvirina quickly won the populace's trust thanks to her skills in helping with the recent plague. While Baron Lysander acts as governance and enlists militia aid, Alvirina serves as a spiritual guide.
Wayford was recently gripped by the Wilting Cough Plague. As discovered by the Sunrise Court, the Wilting Cough was Fey Prince Valyn's attempt to enrich the mortals of Erenel and bring them closer to Al'Madoon, the Architect. After showing the Fey Prince the error of his ways, the Wayford Plague was immediately ceased, and any still under the plague's influence was freed. Unfortunately, the Wilting Cough Plague was responsbile for the death of nearly half of Wayford's population.