A new article/location/FFF has been submitted to Peter for publication. I have copied the introduction text below as a teaser. Artwork by Richard Luschek, Maps by Thomas Shook and David St. Pierre, Layout by Brent Bailey, with a special thanks to Kerry for some early draft feedback. Hope you all enjoy.
Anyana’s Vale is a remote, secluded valley in the Hârnic wilderness. Once the home to an ancient Sindarin clan, it is inhabited today by a lone Sindarin woman. The valley is well hidden from the outside world and is a haven for animals of all kinds. Many species of plants flourish, including some found nowhere else on Hârn.
The valley was settled by Clan Alamaer, an ancient Sidhe clan. Although the Sidhe are commonly believed to be Sindarin whose bloodline has not been mingled with that of humans, others hold that the Sidhe are more a product of virtue and philosophy than good breeding.
In the centuries after the Sindarin retreated to the Shava Forest following the Battle of Sorrows (683BT), the number of Alamaer who remained in the valley slowly diminished. Today, the valley is home only to Anyana Alamaer, a centuries-old Sindarin woman who still grieves for her beloved husband, who was killed in the Battle of Sorrows.
Anyana sees herself as caretaker of the valley and maintains its tranquillity as tribute to the Alamaer and her fallen husband. The valley is rarely seen by outsiders. Anyana welcomes the occasional visit by other Sindarin and maintains a friendly relationship with the Uthriem Roliri, the mysterious brotherhood of Siemist woodsmen.
Possessed of powerful magics and not-inconsiderable skill at arms, Anyana is quite capable of protecting her home. She is also helped in this regard by Byaga, her faithful Dracofelas (Dragon Cat) companion.Link here: http://www.lythia.com/2011/12/anyanas-vale/