Legacy of the Forlorn
Soul of the Oak
The Soul of the Oak is a fist-sized emerald cut into the shape of leaf and wrapped with thin strands of mithril designed to look like thorny vines. This powerful relic is from a time long ago and was once the centerpiece of Archdruid Aerandir Telrúnya’s regalia of power. To wield the item the wearer must bond with it first by spending a full day with the item laying upon their chest in an untouched glade deep within the forest. As the sun sets the Soul sinks into the person’s flesh bonding with them, and conferring its magic to them. The wielder’s eyes change to a vibrant green color and their skin become the dusty gold of the oak. They appear taller and heartier than other members of their race, more vibrant and in tune with the land around them.
Game Terms – The Soul of the Oak gives a +1 enhancement bonus to Constitution and a +1 enhancement bonus to Natural Armor. These bonuses are increased by one for each other piece of Aerandir’s Regalia the user wears, to a maximum of +5.
Aerandir Telrúnya was a grand and wise druid—one of the greatest druids to have ever lived—from the early days of the elves, long before the age of darkness. The stories of his many deeds are grand tales still told around campfires and chronicled in many books; for he was a true champion of the forest. Uncountable young elves received their training under his kind tutelage and rose to greatness themselves. But like all living creatures, even powerful druids can not hold off the twilight forever. When death finally claimed Aerandir, thousands of elves attended his funeral, a great many of whom, former apprentices mostly, eagerly anticipated taking ownership of the powerful artifacts he carried in life. But during the funeral, a mysterious creature appeared before the body, holding its hands out as it spoke, “As per his wishes, the body of Aerandir will be taken to the Green with us and his Regalia shall only return to the elven people when they are needed most.” With that, both the creature and Aerandir’s body vanished. True to its word, over the centuries various items of power have been given to chosen elves to wield for a time before being taken back into the safekeeping of the forest.