Lonely, dark and deep
In Brocéliande, the vallorn is shifting ever-so slightly, obviously aggravated in some way. There are scattered reports of vallornspawn attacking people and settlements on the outskirts of the dark forest.
The remaining orcs in Elerael seem to be pulling back to Reikos, and it is unknown what (if anything) they have done to provoke the vallorn, but they seem to have more of a knowledge of it than the other orc tribes.
The repaired trod network must be draining the power of the Vallorn and weakening it, but like a wounded animal it lashes out in response.
Scouts report that the Druj are leaving Elerael unoccupied; with the vallorn shifting restlessly it is possible that it will be able to expand into that deserted territory with ease.
People on the borders of Casinea, Astolat and Semmerholm also have to be wary of the vallorn miasmas and incursions from the forest, for if they cannot expand to Elerael they could damage farms and forests on the border territories. It is extremely improbable that the Vallorn itself could expand past the borders of the forest, but the pestilent mists and roaming predators do not respect the territory boundaries.
After the Summer Solstice, thick clouds of miasma spreads from Brocéliande into Casinea, Astolat and Semmerholm, accompanied by scattered reports of bands of ettercaps attacking people on the outskirts of the forest. The insect-horrors were swiftly dealt with, and the miasma does not spread too far from the borders of Brocéliande and soon dissipates.
Over the next month, however, a wave of transformation strikes the farms and forests in those three territories. A quarter of their produce emerges twisted and strange. Orchards produce unnatural fruit; iridescent butterflies emerge from their cocoons misshapen and monstrous; ambergelt flows slowly and solidifies quickly into weird shapes and shades.
The yeomen and farm workers largely deal with these plants with fire. Magisters and witches, however, soon discover that some of the fruit of this unnatural excursion can be employed in a similar fashion to crystal mana when performing rituals of the Spring realm. It is as if the fruit contains some of the limitless, fertile energy of that fecund Realm - or of the vallorn itself.
OOC Note: More information about this event can be found here.