Neutral Tandem (Name WIP)
Chaos Scar Setting
Chaos Scar scene setting:
For eons, an evil comet roamed the space between worlds, seeking a place to touch down and wreak havoc. It settled on this world. As the falling comet passed through the sky, milk curdled, livestock fell dead, and ill fortune flourished. The celestial body crashed into the Nentir Vale with deafening force, carving a valley-sized furrow in its wake. Red radiance lit the sky for a week. Thus, the Chaos Scar was born.
Over a mile long and several hundred feet deep, the Chaos Scar is an angry, blighted gash in the world. As the star carved its path through the earth, shards and fragments tore away until only its heart remained, embedded in an escarpment at the far end of its new home. Patient beyond mortal comprehension, the malevolent remains began to sow seeds of wickedness, reaching out to those of a perverse and corruptible bent. Over the centuries, creatures of evil spirit have been drawn to this beacon. The dark sentience spurs competition among the malefactors who carve out dominions within the valley’s many caves. The weakest ones settle near the mouth of the valley and the plain beyond. The strongest villains lair closer to the comet’s heart and in the fortress that now encloses the upper wall. Rulers have tried to contain the threat of the Chaos Scar in the past, with little to no success. A long-forgotten king erected a wall across the valley’s mouth. It still stands, partly in ruins, its gates open and unguarded. The Chaos Scar is filled with malice, promising death to those who enter. It is riddled with caves both natural and tunneled by generations of monstrous denizens. The deeper one travels into the valley, the deadlier the foes lurking in its hollows.
Many adventurers have entered the Chaos Scar seeking wealth and glory. Few have returned. Those heroes that survive its depths weave dark stories of cults, inhuman tribes, and monsters working in blasphemous concert. Other explorers tell of monstrous creatures engaging in vicious, unrelenting warfare.