A visit to a secluded shrine

A lower angle view of the scene. (Tabletop terrain from Dwarven Forge is arranged to create a narrow rocky nook, crowded with trees, plants, roots, and stumps. A procession of people, some carrying baskets, winds through the tangle past the worn standing stone at the bottom of the picture toward the small stone brick shrine at the top. There are pink crystals on the shrine.)

Villagers from Millbake wind their way past the standing stone and through the tangled woods to pay their respects at the shrine of the Eminence Focus.

This ancient, sacred place is associated with earth element magic and the shrine is adorned with a large grouping of beautiful crystals. After the picnic, those who feel brave enough may touch the crystals to see if they receive a blessing (or a challenge). The crystals absorb wild magic from this area and may discharge it in interesting ways…

Tabletop terrain from Dwarven Forge is arranged to create a narrow rocky nook, crowded with trees, plants, roots, and stumps. A procession of people, some carrying baskets, winds through the tangle past the worn standing stone at the bottom of the picture toward the small stone brick shrine at the top. There are pink crystals on the shrine.

I’m enjoying the 12″ x 12″ December build challenge from the Dwarven Forge community on Discord. Definitely not going to get through twelve of them, but I like the constraint of painting a vivid scene in a small footprint.

On the game development front there is lots going on—both my long-standing hybrid game of homebrew and D&D 5e and my playtest game of Our Magic are converging on lots of key world-building decisions for Our Magic. But because some of them are spoilers for the players, I’ll hold off on writing about them for now. Suffice to say I contine to fine-tune and condense the game mechanics and the world details down their most playable form. An ideal mood for honoring Focus!

Author: Dinah from Kabalor

Author. Discardian. GM. Current project: creating an inclusive indie fantasy ttrpg https://www.patreon.com/kabalor

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