Welcome to the Dryad Wood!

The year is 2229. Legend tells the tale that this happy town was formed from a dryad who desired her tree to be guarded. She charmed an elf and a human who promised to raise a family here and guard her and her tree throughout the generations. Consequently, this town is filled with half elves, an anomaly compared to the rest of the world. Humans, elves, and half elves frequent the town and live in peace.

Dryad Wood sits between human and elven kingdoms and is a trading town. Lending credence to the legend is the fact that there is no major roads to the town. It sits along the Sylvan Stream, a river that opens up much further south than the town of Dryad Wood. The town itself sits in an enlarged meadow, where the "Dryad's tree," sits on the edge, is worshipped by druids, and forbidden to be touched by mortals. However, nobody has ever spotted this alleged dryad in anyone's memory or story telling since the inception of the town.

In the last couple of months, the town has been swelling with foreigners. They speak of unusual happenings in the world: cities appearing from nowhere, hideous creatures of human and beast blood attacking cities, and wars being fought in the names of Gods that nobody in this world has ever known to exist. Yet, trade goes on and Dryad Wood remains and island in what appears to be a storm in the world. Our heroes will be thrust into this world to save their home and possibly the world.

Dryad Wood is rated 2-2-2, based on the system used by RPGRating.com.


Latest News Items

» Status Update - November, 2019 Edition

Posted on Wed Nov 6th, 2019 @ 5:37pm by blank The Evil GM in General News

General News - Status Update - November, 2019 Edition

The following is a news item from the Evil GM.

Normally, I send these out on the first of the month (give or take a few days) to give an overview of everything that happened in the month before and of what our goals are for the upcoming month. Yet, for some reason I have never done that for this sim. That will change, beginning this month. I will address some of that further down.

Heroes

I do not understand how Nova says we have 6 players when there are five, including me. However, this month we lost one player:

We lost:

Rocyra, Ranger

Website

We're going to continue improving upon the site to make it attractive and informative for all. I will be having Rachael or Kris or someone create a Wiki for us while I just try to become competent at Nova (Yeah, right!). If you have any thoughts or want to assist, let us know!

Sim

We had two posts this month! We need to get better. However, we do seem to be more active, despite the post number. If anyone has ideas, please let me know.

Mission Recap

Our heroes have recently met inside the Charming Dryad and are catching dinner before learning of their mission. The council of Dryad Wood has offered to pay 5 gold for each person for actual news from Melford. In the meantime, the Melford representatives and Taral have an uneasy truce after one Melford representative was fondling a waitress from the Charming Dryad and Taral stabbed him.

Objectives

Investigate Melford and determine the threat of shadow goblins.

Player of the Month

How could we not give the player of the month to our bold and brash Taral for his stabby stabby?

Ideas

If anyone has any ideas for character development or even some subplots, share them with us. I know that my door is always open. Any questions, comments, or issues, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

That’s it for this month’s Status Update!


» Status Update - October, 2019 Edition

Posted on Sat Oct 5th, 2019 @ 10:06pm by blank The Evil GM in General News

General News - Status Update - October, 2019 Edition

The following is a news item from the Evil GM.

Normally, I send these out on the first of the month (give or take a few days) to give an overview of everything that happened in the month before and of what our goals are for the upcoming month. Yet, for some reason I have never done that for this sim. That will change, beginning this month. I will address some of that further down.

Heroes

This month we lost and gained one player:

We lost:

Shalendra Sarynore, Druid

We gained:

Rocyra, Ranger

Website

We're going to continue improving upon the site to make it attractive and informative for all. I will be having Rachael or Kris or someone create a Wiki for us while I just try to become competent at Nova (Yeah, right!). If you have any thoughts or want to assist, let us know!

Sim

We only had no posts this month! We need to get better. However, we do seem to be more active, despite the post number. If anyone has ideas, please let me know.

Mission Recap

Our heroes have recently met inside the Charming Dryad and are catching dinner before learning of their mission, should they choose to accept it.

Objectives

Obtain a quest. Form an adventuring group.

Player of the Month

With no posts this month, I cannot in good conscience nominate a player of the month this month.

Ideas

If anyone has any ideas for character development or even some subplots, share them with us. I know that my door is always open. Any questions, comments, or issues, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

That’s it for this month’s Status Update!


» Status Update - August, 2019 Edition

Posted on Sat Aug 3rd, 2019 @ 9:02pm by blank The Evil GM in General News

General News - Status Update - August, 2019 Edition

The following is a news item from the Evil GM.

Normally, I send these out on the first of the month (give or take a few days) to give an overview of everything that happened in the month before and of what our goals are for the upcoming month. Yet, for some reason I have never done that for this sim. That will change, beginning this month. I will address some of that further down.

Heroes

This month we started and gained five players:

Taral, Warlock
Shalendra Sarynore, Druid
Branmar Ironfist, Fighter
Lia Naïlo, Bard and Squirrel Maimer
Yurtidie Spunkbottom, Druid

Website

We're going to continue improving upon the site to make it attractive and informative for all. I will be having Rachael or Kris or someone create a Wiki for us while I just try to become competent at Nova (Yeah, right!). If you have any thoughts or want to assist, let us know!

Sim

July was a start, while we're trying to sort things out. We only had two posts! We need to get better. However, we do seem to be more active, despite the low post number. If anyone has ideas, please let me know.

Mission Recap

Our heroes have recently met inside the Charming Dryad and are catching dinner before learning of their mission, should they choose to accept it.

Objectives

Obtain a quest. Form an adventuring group.

Player of the Month

With two posts this month, I cannot in good conscience nominate a player of the month this month.

Ideas

If anyone has any ideas for character development or even some subplots, share them with us. I know that my door is always open. Any questions, comments, or issues, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

That’s it for this month’s Status Update!


Latest Mission Posts

» Council Meeting

Mission: Forming a Party
Posted on Mon Nov 11th, 2019 @ 9:13pm by blank The Evil GM & Level 1 Taral & Level 1 Branmar Ironfist & Level 1 Lia Naïlo & Level 1 Yurtidie Spunkbottom

The Charming Dryad was abuzz. The tables had been rearranged. At the front was a long table. Behind it sat an elf, a half-elf, and a human, presumably Dryad Wood's council. Breakfast was still being served but it was being done at a wide berth from the council table. However,…


» Post Dinner Hubbub

Mission: Forming a Party
Posted on Tue Oct 22nd, 2019 @ 8:10pm by blank The Evil GM & Level 1 Magical Fairy & Level 1 Taral & Level 1 Branmar Ironfist & Level 1 Lia Naïlo & Level 1 Yurtidie Spunkbottom

The dinner crowd had packed the Charming Dryad. Lia had played her first set and she had just taken some time for a water and wine break when three human males burst into the Charming Dryad. They looked well travelled and a bit bedraggled. The central one demanded, "Where's the…


» Dinner Time

Mission: Forming a Party
Posted on Tue Oct 22nd, 2019 @ 8:09pm by blank The Evil GM & Level 1 Magical Fairy & Level 1 Taral & Level 1 Branmar Ironfist & Level 1 Lia Naïlo & Level 1 Yurtidie Spunkbottom

Mid-Spring in Dryad Wood was generally a busy time. There was farming to be done. Sheep to be sheared. Herds to be culled. Not much had changed in the last thousand years from the perspective of humans. Of course, the resident elves would say that a lot had changed in…


» Mingling with the Druids

Mission: Forming a Party
Posted on Thu Jul 25th, 2019 @ 5:44pm by Level 1 Yurtidie Spunkbottom & blank The Evil GM

The elven druids were always so kind. They always seemed to be so patient for all the questions that Yurtidie had for them. Once Spring had come, the druids had a wonderful ceremony. Much of it had involved drinking a great deal of wine and praising the dryad and her…


» Following a Patron's Desire

Mission: Forming a Party
Posted on Fri Jul 12th, 2019 @ 9:44pm by blank The Evil GM & Level 1 Taral

Taral spent the past six months in the city of Silkenheim, where Queen Zilyana holds court. It had been a grand time there but something kept urging her to go. Something pushed for her to leave even though comfort and riches were readily available here. However, Titania seemed to be…