Rumors Heard Around Rebirth
Relating to locations and people in Rebirth
- The priesthood of Zarat has a secret temple hidden somewhere in New Haven.
- There is a fey circle at the center of the Old Forest near Cowville.
- Many dangerous creatures live on Galvor's Isle and those who go there rarely survive.
- Drinking water from the Dream River causes you to go mad and see things that aren't there.
- Some powerful magical items were discovered deep in the Hope Mine and are being kept secret to be used in case of another war.
- Two giant birds live near Growville and their songs lead men to their deaths.
- Part of the Coldstream Mine was blocked off because of dangerous creatures living in it.
- The army is plotting a coup to kill everyone on the High and Low Councils.
- The Home Guard recently shut down a major smuggling ring in New Haven.
- The Adventurer's Bureau is a plot by the High Council to get all the troublemakers killed exploring outside Rebirth.
- Palthas Konnar and his band have a secret way into and out of Rebirth.
General rumors about the world outside Rebirth
- Ghosts roam the lands outside the Fence and those who leave may become possessed by a ghost with a desire only to kill all living creatures.
- Food grown outside Rebirth is slightly poisonous and will eventually kill everyone who eats it.
- The world outside Rebirth is an illusion created by the High Council. Actually we still live in Haven.
North Forest and beyond
- Some young dragons from Kathalzar's brood escaped the Return. They fled into the North Forest and now reside there.
- Somewhere in the North Forest is a tree made out of pure gold.
- The plants in the North Forest are carnivorous and devour all those who enter the forest.
East Hills and beyond
- There is a powerful goblin mage living in the East Hills. He knows all the secrets of the ancient wizards.
- The children kidnapped by goblins are transformed into new goblins by a dark ritual once a year.
- There are a number of old mines located in the East Hills.
- The Eastern Range mountains beyond the goblin lands are home to horrible demons.
Dreaming Hills and beyond
- Those who sleep in the Dreaming Hills suffer terrible nightmares.
- A dark and mysterious keep sits deep inside the Dreaming Hills. It is the source of the nightmares plaguing the region.
South Forest and beyond
- The fey sometimes steal children from Rebirth and raise them, substituting a fey creature in the child's place.
- A mysterious creature named Goldenmane protects the fey in the South Forest. She punishes anyone who harms a fey creature.
- The fey bury their treasure at the center of their fey circles.
- A horrible misshapen giant lives in the South Forest near the Dreaming Hills. He owns a huge ruby, the size of a man's head.
- The South Forest eventually gives way to an endless swamp. A touch from the swamp water will cause any living creature to turn to water as well.
South Hills and beyond
- Basilisks live in the South Hills. The souls of the people they turn into statues constantly scream, driving insane those who venture into the South Hills.
- The South Hills are riddled with caves, some of which are filled with gemstones of all kinds.
- A crazy old man lives in the South Hills. He has sold his soul to Zarat so that he could live outside Rebirth.
- Somewhere in the South Hills is a pit 100 miles deep. At the bottom is an enormous cavern inhabited by all sorts of strange creatures.
- If you go far enough, the South Hills eventually become mountains filled with dragons of all kinds.
West Plains and beyond
- In the center of the West Plains is a deep pit where all the orcs are born.
- The orcs in the West Plains are plotting to join together and invade Rebirth.
- The orcs have a sacred city inhabited by their priests. The priests collect the souls of those killed by the orcs in bottles to power their evil spells.
- Beyond the West Plains is a vast forest. Men who enter it turn into animals in body and mind.
- Far beyond the West Plains lies Salzatorra, a land where every man is a mage and the animals can talk.
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