Thursday, October 30, 2014
Shadows in the Forest
The elves live near the densest part of the Woodlands and stories have cropped up of elves disappearing if they leave the forest path. It is not just a tale to scare little children, the Shadow Folk are taking elves from the darkest parts of the forest.
It is said that the Shadow Folk arrived in Midieville soon after the battle against the trees and bears. Some think that the they are actually the disembodied spirits of the trees themselves, wandering with only the lust of evil to guide them. They are tricky creatures who make subtle noises just off the paths into the shadows. The noises entice a curious elf to look for the source, and that's when the shadow folk strike. As soon as no light is directly cast on their victims, they flood in and bathe the area with darkness, then the elf is no more.
So, be careful if you venture into the Woodlands of Mystery. Stay on the paths, don't wander out of the sunshine, and don't investigate any curious noises. If you do, you may never be heard from again.