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The Land That Forgets


Where is the Land That Forgets? Nobody can remember…

The location of the Land That Forgets is uncertain. Those who have visited there are few, and if you seek them out, you will find them to be insane, or drowning in their cups, or simply…gone.
The Land That Forgets is a hill-covered plain, with many long ravines and low canyons. The earth of the place is gray and crumbly, with many stones. The majority of the plains and hills are covered in rough yellow cheat-grass and hunched, gnarled sage-bushes. In some places, there are small, stunted forests of sage, but these are few. As one walks, one may also see small, rough outcroppings of the local volcanic rock, looming suggestively out of the fog.
The Land That Forgets is muffled in a great, shrouding fog. Everything around a visitor is swallowed by fog within a mile of their vision, so that as they travel, it is as if they stand in a hilly, yellow-grassed bubble-world, beyond which is the thick, gray nothingness of the fog.
Occasionally, strangely quiet rains will drift down from the fog sky above, splashing the chilly hills with a layer of moisture. Of course, with the fog about, there is no lack of water.
The Land That Forgets is deserted. Or perhaps it is not. Visitors are unsure. As one travels along through the fog-shrouded hills, observing the lonely desolation, one may spy a solitary, unclear figure, standing far off in the muffled rain. Or, perhaps, one may witness mysterious folk approaching out of the edges of the fog, slowly nearing. However, these phantasms dissapear at a blink.
The only true sign of habitation in the Land That Forgets are low, ruinous walls that are only occasionally to be found. These walls are about waist height, and are constructed from chunks of local volcanic rock. They are never more than 3 feet long, and are often tumbled and ruinous. Most have shaggy coats of gray lichen.
Some say that the Land That Forgets is home to a treasure, or that it is the edge where the Living Lands meet the Underworld. Others say that it is a cursed place, or that it is home to a god.

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Comments ( 7 )
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Pirate Penguin
December 10, 2003, 15:24
Sounds Like Oregon
December 10, 2003, 22:59
June 12, 2004, 22:51
But why is it people do not remember anything from this land? I mean dont get me wrong, it is very descriptve and a great setting, but the name "The Land That Forgets" must be named just that for a reason. Am i correct?
June 12, 2004, 23:39
I don't remember.
July 30, 2004, 6:58
Maybe people who venture there are attacked by wights that feed on their memories.That would explain the inabilty to remember the place.
Voted Moonlake
May 25, 2013, 2:44
An eerie place that could be dropped into most fantasy settings.
Voted valadaar
July 2, 2014, 14:13
I like the sparseness of this. Interesting visual.

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       By: Michael Jotne Slayer

The nations of the Kolm surpasses all other barbarians in their wilderness of life. Thoug they do just bear the likeness of men, of a very ugly pattern, they are so little advanced in civilization that they make no use of fire, nor any kind of relish, in the preparation of their food, but feed upon the roots which they find in the fields, and the half-raw flesh of any sort of animal. I say half-raw, because they give it a kind of cooking by placing it between their own thighs and the back of their horses. They fight in no regular order of battle but by being extremely swift and sudden in their movements, they disperse, and hen rapidly come toghether in loose array. They spread havoc over the vast plains and flying over the ramparts, they pillage the camp of their enemy almost before he has become aware of their approach. They are the most terrible warriors for when in close combat with swords and flails they fight without regard to their own safety, and while their enemy is intent upon parrying the thrust of the swords, they will entangle him with their chains so that he loses all power of walking or riding.

Excerpt from "The peoples of the world" By Taklamarian court-scholar Guliman Amon.

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