Devon Kubacki

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Descriptions for Tabletop Storytelling - Forest Setting Treelawny's Folly

Welcome to this resource I created for tabletop enthusiasts! In this little story series, you'll find descriptions of areas to use for your worldbuilding and storytelling needs!

If you intend to use these descriptions in your campaign, and you wish to record and post the adventure on YouTube or some other media site, I request that you mention Notes of Yore in the video description. (Or give a link, if you're feeling generous!) This isn't required, but I would greatly appreciate it, as it would help motivate me to create more.

As you make your way through the woods, you can hear a low rumble getting louder with each step. The sounds of the wildlife around you slowly give way to this roar, and pushing through the edge of the forest you now know why. *Continued Next Slide

Treelawny's Folly

You see a massive four-tier waterfall in the distance! At the top tier, a huge wall of water dominates the horizon, but the second splits it into three smaller sheets, two of which reconverge at the third level, and, oddly enough, the volume of water drops substantially at the fourth level, into a beautiful crystal clear river in the basin. *Continued in next slide

Treelawny's Folly

Below your feet, the soil gives way to soft weathered gravel that crunches loudly under your steps. There is a faint misty smell, and your skin feels damp, even though you are nowhere near the falls themselves. You see massive fish occasionally jumping out of the water, swimming against the powerful torrent, of all things. There are also large birds with long legs and sharp beaks like nails staring intently at the water - one just caught a fish in its mouth! *Skill Checks in Next Slide

Treelawny's Folly

Treelawny's Folly

Survival/Nature, 18 Skill Check: 

You see a path along the edge of the waterfall leading up towards an overgrown patch of vines, which you realize as you stare at them swaying in the wind that there is a waterlogged cave up there! That explains the massive reduction in the volume of water.

History, 8 Skill Check:

This area is pretty famous, and you easily recognize it from the telltale four-tiered waterfall. After all, it's one of the natural beauties in the world.   It's called "Treelawny's folly". Legend has it a cowardly gnome's face was frozen to this very same waterfall by the adventurers who slew the White Terror of Fandar.

Perception, 8 Skill Check:

A glint in the gravel catches your eye, and you find a brilliant ice-blue Riverstone. It must be worth at least 100 Gold!