The Rise of Sellenmar
Leaves from the Narlmarches collect year round within the clear depths of the Candlemere. In spring and summer, the lake reflects the colors trapped below in vibrant greens and rainbow bursts of flowering hues. By autumn, fiery reds, oranges, and yellows blaze through the water. In winter, the oft-frozen surface hides depthless blacks that make the lake appear as unfathomable as the night sky. Legends say that drinking from the Candlemere can, depending on the season, grant long life, cut a life short, intoxicate, or invigorate. In the middle of the lake lies a hilly island covered in mysterious willows, surrounding the ruins of an ancient, crumbling tower. Eerie witchlights glow above the tower on summer nights, and will-o’-wisps congregate here throughout the fall, perhaps holding eerie councils or plotting whatever motivates their insrutable deeds.
On Desnus 27, 4715 Duke Gregor Streltsy, Eiji, Louis, and Cassandra uncovered the ancient secret of the ruined tower on Candlemere and it’s connection to the local Will’o’wisp population. That is, the wisps used the island as a feeding ground, nourishing themselves on the aura of fear anchored to the tower itself. Evidently, the aura came about as a direct result of the blasphemous, sacrificial rituals held by ancient serpentfolk cults on the tower grounds in honor of an Old One named “Yog-Sothoth.” Due to the actions of these intrepid adventurers, the curse of Candlemere has been lifted, the island cleansed of its evil taint, and the will’o’wisp threat dispersed. The fabled “Witch Lights of Candlemere” are no more.