Starfall Prophecy Preview: Alittu and Scatherran Forest
On journeying to the Lost Lands that surround Ahnket, Ascended will first encounter the town of Alittu before venturing into Scatherran Forrest. Read on for more details on these new locales in Starfall Prophecy!
Populated by a band of mysterious Mages obsessed with study of Ahnket itself, the little town of Alittu has recently been visited by members of the Empyrean Alliance, along with many other prominent Telarans such as Cyril , Asha, and Tasuil the Dragon. Centered around a broad plaza, vaguely alien architecture are spread throughout Alittu including statues of Ahnket itself. This town from beyond the cosmos is the starting point for expeditions into the lands beyond.
Ripped from the Plane of Life itself, Scatherran Forest is rich in verdant fecundity. The Fora, magical, sentient creatures native to the region, are threatened by seething corruption slowly emanating from the Tower. Journey to the Fora home town to discover more about them, and decide if you will answer their pleas for assistance.
Deeper into the woods you’ll also encounter the Tuath’de, progenitors of the elven races of Telara. Wilder in aspect than their cousins and adorned with horns, the Tuath’de, under the leadership of their queen, seek to harness the power of the Tower and other, even more corrupting fell magics. Push the Tuath’de back towards their base in Xarth Mire to help restore Scatherran Forest to its innocent state.
There are places aplenty to visit in the Scatherran Forest, and even more places you might wish to avoid!
Wyrdode, home of the Unicorns, is a beautiful glade where life and magic about in harmony. Also worthy of a trip is Blackthorn Falls, the ancient court of the Fae. There, a series of cascading waterfalls leaves a refreshing mist in the air to uplift and delight your spirit.
There are darker areas in Scatherran as well, where even the most hardy of Ascended should tread carefully. The Dark Forest is the hunting grounds of the Tuath’de, where they pursue all who enter, in their thirst for violence. Legends even tell of the foreboding Wyrd Hut, the site of sacrifices to dark powers in eons past. Carved out of a huge, ancient gnarled tree, the bones of the victims can still be seen inside.
Plenty of unnatural inhabitants prove a threat to aspiring explorers in Forest, including strange simulacra of the magical inhabitants of this region. While they share a superficial similarity with the more benign denizens, a subtle corruption is often discernable within these creatures. Shards of Ahnket are also known to roam about the forest on missions from Ahnket itself, although the exact reasons for some of their actions are as yet shrouded in mystery.
Prepare yourself to venture deep into Scatherran Forest, coming this Fall as part of RIFT: Starfall Prophecy!