Cask Away Crew
Situated at the base of the foothills of the Edrein Mountains, the Viridian Swamp is a large swathe of exceptionally fertile land. All the minerals and run off from the dwavern mining settlements enter the River Gilpin higher up, and flow downstream until they come to rest in this naturally formed basin.
Encircled by the river, the swamp is naturally protected, not that many folk voluntarily venture there anyway. Crickets and cicadas can be heard chirping incessantly, and almost deafening during twilight hours. The air is thick and humid even during the night, as the saturated land stores heat surprisingly well.
Patches of arid grassland suddenly change to knee deep swamps and bogs. Around the extremities, especially on the far side of the river, life can be tame: relatively harmless wildlife, perhaps even the odd hermit eking out a meagre existence. However the deep swamp, as Maximillian Jones of Jones’ Arcane Supplies once said, is a place where “any ingredients are more likely to gather you!”