Adventure Location: At a point north of the tower of Belue Gorm, just inside the Great Owl Forest, there is a glade of great repute. It is difficult to find, more so since it relies on magic to keep itself hidden, but if one can locate it, at the center of the glade stands a singular tree, known as the Clock of the Great Druid. It has been surmised that this tree, and it's peculiar magical properties, are due to magical machinations of the Master of the Silver Order of Druids, located not far away (in the Darkearth Plains) at the Star Tower in the southern reaches of the Aghanz Hills. The Master of the Silver Order, however, has denied any participation in the construction of the Clock, and further maintains that the Masters and Mistresses preceding him had nothing to do with it either. Still, the name Clock of the Great Druid remains.
|Clock of the Great Druid - in the glade of time|
The glade is a place where a band of adventurers can go to encounter all manner of unpredictable encounters, from all worlds and all times. It is not uncommon, as is reported by the few who return, that both past and future versions of a visitor to the glade could be encountered.
One of the curious effects of the effects within the glade, is that it makes communication with certain elder beings, and their servants, possible. As there is no way to control this, it seems unlikely that this was a desired effect, especially given the wholly damning and destructive nature of encounters with some of those beings, however it has been reported (or at least rumored). It is possible, however, due to this characteristic of the glade, that the Clock was the construct of the Old Ones, maybe even Ba'a Zarn the builder. [This is location 4 in the Week of Adventure Locations.]