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Places in the Sea of Stars – the Forest of Shoes

6 May, 2011

The Forest of Shoes

There are many strange places in the Sea of Stars, places where the powerful magics unleashed by the War against the Gods or the Sundering.  One of these is the Forest of Shoes.  Before the Gods War, it was just another humble patch of trees, no more remarkable than any other.

Shoe Tree

Shoe Tree

During the Gods War, one of the deities fell from the heavens, wounded and dying, and landed in that forest.  Two dragons circled down after him and found the god dead and so returned to the battle.  Legend says it was the god of shoemakers but as to what the truth is has been lost to time.

For a least a century after the Sundering, the Forest of Shoes was ignored, just another patch of trees among many.  The stories say it was the daughter of a mushroom gatherer who wandered off from her father and first discovered it but whoever found it first within a generation, it was at the heart of a vicious political game for control of the forest by Umluk and Norval, with all of the local villages and towns trying to get their share as well.

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