We may call her a lake, but her waters are those of the seas, great and deep, willing to swallow those who do not respect her to the depths far below.In the summer months, a warm breeze ruffles the surface of the mirror-like lake, distorting the images of the flora and fauna that lurk below. The hues of blue waver and shift, growing deeper as the depths of the lake become nearly bottomless and the light from the summer sun filters less and less through the deep waters. The shores are busy with the sounds of people, fishermen, travelers, and all manners of people. Some are untying their boats from the shore, setting out to catch the silver scaled Faefish that brought the Half-Elf village of Merrick its fame. Others are tempting the Giant Koi of the lake to the shores so that they may have the aid of the giant creatures in their travels around and across the massive lake. The chatter of Otterfolk as they slip into the warm waters like a second skin, searching for the creatures that will later be turned into their culinary creations for a celebration. Even in the winter the bustle and sounds do no cease. The mirror-like surface of the lake grows frozen with thick ice and hazy with a deep fog. The cannery in Merrick continues its work, the Otterfolk continue their hunting that is so important to their religion. Travelers continue around the lake, although without the help of the Giant Koi that were so close to the surface during the summer. The lake is a central point of Vóreios, the center of trade routes and lines of travel across the continent. The movement around the lake often matches the movement of its waves, busy in summer when the warm breeze ruffles the waves and slower in winter when the waters close to the shore are frozen with the deep cold.
Quick Facts: Geography
Location: On the southern edge of the Elven Forest, western edge of the Great Plains, northern edge of the Moorlands
Rivers: Feyline, Gweyr, Sulphur, Wilderrun
The dead of winter brings a quiet to the lake, but it does not stop our need of its depths and its creatures. We tread lightly in the dark months, like we do during the night, as the lake is more of a cursed mirror when light does not shine too deeply in its depths.There are two main areas as far as the lake is concerned. The first is the shallows, which extends anywhere from two to five miles from the shore and reaches a depth of 60 feet. Past this, the water gets much deeper, and much quicker the water becomes colder and darker the further a boat travels from shore. Here, the lake begins to resemble the gentler areas of the sea. The depth of the lake in its entirety has never been charted, though it is known that only 15 miles from the shore, the lake reaches down over a thousand feet and seems to steeply taper off even more. Some of these deeper areas hold various resources, different metals, and special plants that grow along the steep floor of the lake, but there comes a certain point where even the bravest of divers will not go any further.
Fauna & Flora
Points of Interest
OttertonOtterton is the largest Otterfolk village around Lake Idryl. River Otterfolk can only be found around Lake Idryl on the Northern Continent. This village is known for the assistance the Otterfolk gave to the Half-Elves of Merrick, as well as the celebrations they have as part of their religion, Ottertarianism.
Seraph TreeClose to Lake Idryl stands the Seraph Tree, an abandoned structure that was once home to a group of Ancient Fey. The tree has long since been abandoned, but travelers have often found truths and secrets hidden within the labyrinth of rooms that were delicately carved into the great tree.
The Seraph Tree was once home to the Ancient Fey that lived in the Elven Forest long before the Elves of today called it home. Originally standing as the center of the fey homeland, it has since been surrounded with the magical Aelinor Oaks & other trees.