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SUREFALL GLADE

Location: On the middle of the western coast of Norrath, west of the Plains of Karana.


Surefall Glade

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Adjacent Zones: Jaggedpine Forest, Qeynos Hills
Races: Human, Half-elf
Guilds: Druid, Ranger
Religious Facilities: None
Artisan Facilities: None

Description

Surefall Glade is the haven for the Rangers and Druids of the western coast of Antonica. Nestled in a beautiful waterfell-fed dale filled with the rare large trees of jaggedpine, these lovers of nature, along with the residents of the nearby Qeynos, are at constant battle with destroyers of nature, the worst of which are the nearby Blackburrow Clan of Gnolls.

Surrounding Areas

Qeynos Hills lies through a narrow tunnel that connects to the Glade. This area of grassy hills to the north of Qeynos is the main battleground between the humans and half-elves and the gnolls of Blackburrow. The druids and rangers maintain, along with the guards of Qeynos, patrols around the region, although they haven't been enough to curb the tide of gnolls. This area is also teeming with animals that the rangers and druids love, and part of the job of the patrols is to protect those from gnolls and human alike.

This area has also seen recent problems with undead. Several powerful necromancers have been known to appear in the hills on occasion, bringing with them the undead. Again, these have been fought off at great cost, but the war still continues.

Travelling To and From Surefall Glade

Surefall Glade is reachable through a narrow tunnel that enters the impassable hills that mark the northern edge of Qeynos Hills. Qeynos has posted guards at that entrance, while the rangers and druids extend their patrols into the hills themselves. Travelling due north from Qeynos will bring one to the entrance to Surefall Glade.

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Places

Surefall Glade is considered one of the wonders of Norrath, with the huge trees that fill the Glade, maintained by the druids, and the huge waterfall that feeds them. As a whole, the entire area is very peaceful and well-kept. The tunnels that lie behind the waterfall are the residence of a community of bears that thrive under the same protection the rangers and druids give to their trees.

People

The only powerful rangers and druids on the entire west coast of Antonica are found in Surefall Glade, creating a haven for nature and for young trainees in their ways. All rangers and druids in this part of the world eventually seek out the Glade for their advice and instruction.

The mighty bear Mammoth is also occasionally seen in the caves behind the falls. Many still believe this massive bear is simply a legend, but he is all too real, and in constant danger from the other significant player in Surefall Glade.

There is a very real and serious problem with poachers in the Glade and the nearby areas. The rangers and druids are on constant patrol for them, and one druid can regularly be seen making rounds through the tunnels looking for them. Mammoth is, sadly, considered to be a great prize for the poacher who finally fells him, and his life is in constant danger.

 

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