Call of the Wild
Avar Este rumors
There are many rumors concerning why the road through Avar Este was no longer taken, but it was closed so long ago that it would seem that nobody remembers the actual stories. The guesses that remain are:
- The forest is enchanted and it has decided that no one is allowed within its borders.
- Back when the road was much travelled highwaymen were so many and so dangerous that travelers and merchants would rather take the long way around the forest than risk encountering them.
- Some stories goes as far as telling how the brigands were cursed – they were confined to the forest and slowly became a part of it turning into monsters: part human and part plant.
- An old king declared that the entire forest were to be the sepulchral monument of his lover and he forbid – under punishment of death – entrance to the forest, hiring the most skilled marksmen to protect the area.
- There is an elven city within the forest – and they do not want visitors.
- Some say that it is a prison of souls; that each and every tree of the forest is a fallen soul who was unable to let go of this world and move on.