The Orchard is a lightly wooded region to the south-east of Haven. Although parts of it are carefully manicured in order to produce apples (no-one knows exactly by whom), much of it is overgrown and wild. Infused with strange magics, each area in the Orchard appears to have its own season.
Confirmed enemy types include:
Undead (skeletons, zombies)
Known NPCs Edit
Lord Cackle: The evil fey ruler of the Orchard. His fel magics have consumed almost every part of the Orchard, causing the apples to be poisoned, the seasons to change violently, and is responsible for spreading (or at least, attempting to spread) his corruption into the Grasstides as well through a workforce of skeleton farmers sowing black seeds.
Radost: Son of Lord Cackle, fey prince and ex-boyfriend of Delora. A dashing fellow, he is clad in a flowery green armor, and wields a mighty jagged green sword that drips blossoms onto the ground. He entreated a party to slay his twisted stepbrother, Glint, and appears to have the goal of unseating Lord Cackle as ruler of the Orchard, for what end no-one knows.
Green Knight: Not to be confused with a malicious suit of animated Green Armor (which is covered in graffiti left by previous parties).
Alerin: a blonde satyr that lives within the Orchard. Friendly to visitors, he described a conflict between the 'Knight of Winter' and the 'Knight of Spring' as being the major source of unrest in the Orchard. He discouraged the first group of adventurers that encountered him from revisiting the Orchard, but requested that if for some reason they did they should bring him a harp.
- The Apples in the Orchard are poisonous.
- The Green Knight spoke of a blight affecting the land, before he was slain.
- Those hoping to meet with Radost can apparently make their journey easier by purchasing Delora's favorite 50gp booze at the Anchored Plow.
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