Basements & Basilisks
The oldest Elven folktales talk of the great forest that used to be their home on the Southern of the TWO landmasses before most recorded history. Delvi was that landmass. The Delvi Lowlands as they are now bear 3 different marks of unnatural devastation. The first is that the continent itself is shattered and broken to pieces. Between the largest intact piece and the southern continent Aedros stretches a scattered collection of atolls, small islands, and shallow sea. The second is the massive crater lake that occupies most of the Western shore. Not much is known about this, as the Elves had since fled Delvi and the Dwarves had yet to emerge (though many believe it is where they cracked the surface). The third scar- The Salt Tear- is a great, deep river whose mouth is fed by the sea. From the island of Hir Thurim, a full-scale war resulted in a great, powerful, rolling wave of magic that connected with the Delvi plate, shattering it and rending it open, causing a great, deep gash that quickly filled with water, turning the surviving portion of the great forest to swampland. Delvi is had since become a land of little reputation, with no ruling body over a majority of its land and looked at as an unpleasant but necessary overland trading route between Vas Gilljor and Aedros.