Moaning Wood

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  1.   1.  Description
  2.   2.  Landmarks
    1.   2.1  Chimera Rise
  3.   3.  Waterways
    1.   3.1  Silent Creek
  4.   4.  History
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1.  Description

Often thought to be haunted in the time these territories were occupied, the Moaning Wood has grown no less strange, though its strangeness now lies in silence. The trees, once screaming and creaking, now lie in ruined shambles, blackened logs littering the earth. Here, the fire consumed the trees wholly, and though many of the dead remnants were quick to fall, the abundance of them in this area has smothered much of the potential for new tree growth. However, grass and other low shrubbery has begun to overtake the area, fed by the stream snaking through the territory. Near the center of the territory, an unusually clean square is all that remains of the barn once constructed by the packmembers, the wood construction of the building long gone up in flames. With oak as the dominant tree populous, deeply buried seeds survived the fire and sprouted in its wake once again. Though spread thinly, and very young, it is entirely possible that small woodland may begin to grow in the dampest areas of the land once again.

2.  Landmarks

2.1  Chimera Rise

At the absolute center-most point of the Moaning Wood, a great ring of fallen trees form a semi-circle around a small rise. This area is overgrown, with a great mixture of tall grasses and wildflowers fed by the rotting trunks of only those oldest trees that did not burn completely in the fire. The peak of this hill is accented by a singular massive bolder, a remnant of a glacial retreat. Intricate (if worn) carvings adorn sections of this, but most notably, the triskelion of one of the packs that once roamed the lands.

3.  Waterways

3.1  Silent Creek

Nearest the bubbling creek that snakes it's way through the wood there seems to be the greatest potential for regrowth. Here sweet grasses and wildflowers can be found clinging to the edges of the brook, where the silt has the most nutrients. Long ago this stream was the main source of water for the first pack that inhabited the lands, and it was nearly destroyed when the fire devoured the landscape. But the stream perseveres, even when it shrinks during the heat of summer.

4.  History