"Why would you want to visit a haunted lake?"Hidden among the foothills of the Northern Mountains, Ainsley Lake is fairly isolated. Few have seen it, and yet nearly everyone in Imbria knows of it, thanks to the widespread story of Ainsley's Destruction, which blames a single mage for the destruction of a village and creation of the lake. This circular lake is shrouded in superstition and mystery.
"It's not haunted"
"You won't be saying that when the spirits of the Lost Village are after you."
"It's NOT haunted."
What formed Ainsley Lake?There is a lot of debate, even amongst scholars, as to the origins of Ainsley Lake. Theories include:
Mage MagicMost believe an explosion of mage magic created the circular lake. Earth magic is often blamed, though some believe it to have been created by fire, water, or even ice, as well as other mage magics. See Ainsley's Destruction
The GodsAnother theory is that one of the gods destroyed the village, having been offended by the actions of its inhabitants. Some insist this happened during the Era of the Gods, while others believe it to have happened much more recently.
MeteoriteSome scientists and geologists believe a meteorite created Ainsley Lake, claiming one struck Wennovi sometime during the Era of the Gods. Strange rocks and other minerals have also been found in the vicinity.
Ainsley Lake is a small impact crater lake located in the northwestern part of Salaris. It is a calm lake, surrounded by hilly terrain.
Ainsley Lake and the surrounding area is often foggy, lending to its air of mystery. Some people also claim to experience a higher-than-normal level of magic energy radiating from the lake, influencing stories of its origin.
Ainsley Lake possesses excessive latent energy, so much so that it made my skin itch and the crew jittery.
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Overview of the different types of magic that can be found on Valayo
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