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CHURCH LEADER: [Priest] Jezry, The Fulminating Prophet: [HGT: 7ft, 1in; WGT: 230 lbs]. Known for his blazing and intimidating oratories. Rumors say he once preached to, and was heard by, a crowd of 50,000.
He is a collector of deodands.
He can cause himself to be hit by lightning, and is immune to it.
POSSESSIONS: flower, lock of hair, metal file, razor.
ARMS & ARMOR: steel holy symbol, the vvarklvurm (snake).
Location - Recently modified
A small fishing village west of Cerentuin. It was once known as Arelodwing (a combination of Elwing and Arod, two famous feuding land-owning families who made peace to create a city). Not much farming can be done on most of the island, and although the old structures are lost, a well-ordered town has risen from the rubble. In Ketchy, fishing has been rather profitable. The new town name refers to a style of sailboat thought to once have been popular in the area.
No map is needed here, for its streets are arranged on a grid and each quarter is strictly zoned. Nothing is ever out of place or hard to find in these cities.
Race - Recently modified
The earth dragon is a rare magical fungus that thrives in the shade of gloomy, stuffy, brooding woods far inland, usually preferring areas with plenty of tree cover, and little wind or rain.
The parch lúgfaer or earth dragon as it is alternately named by scholars and in folklore, begins life as a cat-sized spore colony, commonly referred to as a dirt serpent. These are fairly common in the habitats they favor. They are mobile at this point, luring bugs and mice with a sweet, meat-like scent.
In time, the dirt serpent colony will grow into an earth dragon, a colony as large as a tree. It will eat birds, bats, and flerges. At this stage it is able to subsist in soil as a plant, or roam in search of prey.
They are not incredibly dangerous as predators in themselves, but some do hunt men, given the chance. Earth dragons exude a psychogenic toxin that attracts and corrupts Flower Pixies, causing them to loiter around the tree and breed out of control. This attracts Flerges, and the parch lúgfaer is one of the few creatures who can eat those disgusting beasts.
A study of the earth dragon conducted by an agent of the Cambion's Archive revealed that it is not a single organism at all, but a collection of different fungi and mycogenic mechanisms that function as a disparate whole. The agent never returned from their second expedition.