Birth of the Giving Tree

Date: 11/28/2011 at 1:28
From: Anonymous
To : Everyone
Subj: Birth of the Giving Tree

For many days, druids felt the pain and suffering that suddenly
afflicted the trees of the forests while the Moonhart Mother Tree and
Master Ravenwood Tree began to sicken. Both Serenwilde and Glomdoring
were alarmed at this development and eventually made their way to the
Tree of Trees to beseech the help of this ancient Great Spirit.

Among those who arrived were Vadi, Svorai, Isael, Xydral, and Xenthos
from the Forest of Glomdoring, as well as Shycia, Vasnier, Eritheyl,
Raeri, Xiran, Sivas, Kyair and Eoroi from Serenwilde. Eritheyl of
Hallifax also stood witness. However, only the druids were able to
discern the alien thoughts of the Tree of Trees. It became apparent that
the trees were all suffering greatly from the Wounded Sky, as years of
the chaotic weather were finally beginning to takes its toll. The Great
Spirit of Trees beseeched the druids to begin a new ritual, called the
hai'Gloh Ail'an.

Taking the lead, Spirit Warden Xenthos An'Ryshe remembered the ancient
hai'Gloh rituals of the fae, and began the arduous task of setting up
the rite. In the end, a plant emerged unlike any that anyone had seen.
It quickly withered and died, but left behind the Seed of Ail'an, which
was taken and planted outside of the Cave of Nature.

Thus, the Ail'an Gloria grew into existence, also known as the Giving
Tree, a special guardian tree created by the Tree of Trees itself and
endowed to help protect the forests from the inclement weather. For now,
then, the forests are safe thanks to the Ail'an Gloria, but how long
this may last remains unknown and the druids are left troubled.

Penned by My hand on the 10th of Klangiary, in the year 311 CE.