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Nestled into the Shadow Woods is Guimond’s Tower – a crumbling multi-story stone and wood structure that looks ready to slide down into the woods at a moments notice. Up on the top of the aged stone is a wooden house-like construction looking down on the tree tops in the area. Some believe that the ageless druid-lich (who goes by various names in various stories) of the Shadow Woods lives in the small house at the top of the tower – which explains both how the wooden structure seems to be outlasting the stone tower, and why the stone tower has not collapsed yet.
Like most rumours and sage’s tales, there is more than a small kernel of truth to this. The wooden house is indeed maintained by an ancient nearly-blind hermit who lives here unmolested because the druid-lich lives quite nearby – under the tower in fact.
The tower’s dungeon cannot be reached from within the tower, but by a secret trap door in the grounds just outside the tower. The druid-lich keeps the trap door well hidden by controlling the growth of grass over it, so it is always entirely overgrown and concealed.
The secret door leads to old stone stairs, and in turn to the crypts under Guimond’s Tower. From the old crypts, caves lead deeper underground towards the sound of dripping water and to earthen and stone caves with tree roots hanging from the ceiling and working down the walls. A small pond is back here, and a smaller altar where the druid-lich worships and works in darkness and near-silence.
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Forrest Aguirre said:
I wonder what a druid lich would do all day long, hanging out under a stone tower. I mean, does he tend the garden or what?
Dyson Logos said:
I see most liches as having extremely long-term plans, thus the “need” for immortality. I expect there is an egg or a seed down here that the lich is nurturing for 3,333 years until it hatches into a new demiplane.
Bacon the Zealot said:
I love the side-view drawing and the background information.
Reblogged this on DDOCentral.
Shouldn’t it be lich druid? I mean which the adjective after all? I guess it doesn’t matter since she is a red herring for the demon posing as a hermit on top of the tower. All that trouble in the forest? Not her fault.
Love the coins, where you found them?
(btw AWESOME work with the map, as always)
Dyson Logos said:
Those coins are from Campaign Coins
Thank you! 🙂