Cyrran Reaches: HIdden City
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- The group was hailed by an elven hunter called Rey Piestrann who seemed to be concerned about their presence "this deep" in the wood - telling them they were at least 4 days travel from the nearest edge of the forest. Piestrann didn't seem to know anything about the city they were searching for, nor the "path" they were currently on, but she didn't make any move to impede their progress. After a brief conversation, they parted ways.
- As the group continued deeper into the forest, they noticed the trees getting larger but also the undergrowth becoming significantly more dense. They continued to follow the lightes through the darkness before they finally stopped at a vine-like archway just before dawn. As they approached, the ghostly forms of elven warriors began to appear around the path and a voice spoke to them - asking who they were and why they had come. Lily answered for her companions and was instructed to proceed to a pool called Sum'mshar.
- Once through the archway, the group was finally able to see the city of Osada Reil, which resided in a deep canyon that plunged into the forest floor. The tops of stone spires and great trees could be seen within it - and a few truly massive trees reached from the canyon floor far below them into the canopy over their heads. A narrow pathway led down the ledges into the canyon.
- The group was met by a number of suspicious elves but also a few friendly faces as they made their way through the city. Once at the pool at the far end of the city, they spoke with an elder called Kessanna Ben'Faedrus. The elder welcomed them conditionally, and listened to their concerns about the mythical tree called Ola Tannanum as well as their search for Kael's father. While she did not remember Kael's father specifically, she did recall hearing the stories about how Baness Cer'd'nye and he were said to have seen it - and seemed more open than most to the possibility that the tale was true. She also told them that, while she could not verify the tree's reality, she had sensed an unusual sort of corruption or decay even within their city that was greatly concerning to her should it worsen.
- Making their way to a human-run inn that was somewhat more friendly to travelers, the group discussed what to do next. While they were there, a pair of elves - one of which Kael recognized as someone they met on their way into the canyon - approached them saying "We need to talk..."