The Wailing Fields
These fields looks so serene and lovely, how come no one settled here?The Wailing Fields are an untouched biome, devoid of settlements or other scars of civilization despite the soil being fertile and the river filled with fish. Located in a depression near the mountains, it is shielded from wind most of the time, which might lead the unsuspecting traveler to look out across the valley and see a serene landscape.
Just you wait until there's a breeze, ain't nothing serene about the fields then. Let's make haste, we don't want to be here when night falls.
A vast expanse of wildflower fields covers the valley, with a small river floating down from the mountains. The image could have been taken from a work of art depicting some sort of paradise. The green grasses are lush and rich with hue and the wildflowers come in almost every conceivable color and shape. The peace is scattered however when a gust of wind finds it's way down into the valley. As the wind stirs the wildflowers a horrifical haunted chorus erupts from the fields. During daytime this is uncanny but in the dark of night, the sounds chills you to the bones.
Unsuspecting travelers that have made camp nearby have gone mad being woken in the night by a soft breeze and what can only be described as the sound of tormented dead echoing throughout the area. Some claim that each screaming flower represent a tormented soul, unable to find peace in death, while others claim that the sound attracts the restless souls of the dead who haven't found peace in death.
Regardless, it's unwise to be near the fields at night and most travelers stay well away from this part of the land.
Thanks to Nnie for the idea!
Header photo by Gaston Roulstone on Unsplash