To Death or Glory
Night Wood Park
Crushed between the Sentinel’s Hill district and a long chain of Firewander buildings (such as Boddels Eaterie), the Night Wood Park has long been a place of mystery and danger, a favored haunt of lovers seeking to hold hidden trysts and groups of young men daring each other to enter. Dark even during the day, the small park is home to many rare species of flowers and vines (including the sephin orchid, a plant used in the infamous Nexus dish Toppled Susan).
Legends say the park was the demented playground of an Anathema, a mad sorceror who twisted the local plant-life into new and horrible forms. His crowning achievement was supposedly a voracious, sentient man-eating plant, named the Audirius Tuan, which eventually proved to be his downfall when the Usurpation came, as his Essence-laden flesh became a tasty plant snack. The Dragon-Bloods burned the plant to nothingness, but the shadowland caused by the thing’s feeding still persists today, a small walled-off area that keeps Firewander’s Wyld zone from spilling too far into the park. Strangely, this zone refuses to shrink further than its current area, no matter the sorceries performed.