The Edge of Delphian Wood
My name, is Rowan.
It used to be Lucinda, but that was Before...
Before my betrothed tried to kill me.
Before I ran for my life into the woods behind the church I should've been married in.
Before I died.
Before I became a Dryad.
A Dryad, if you don't know, is a tree nymph. Some of us help keep the forest healthy and alive. While others, keep intruders and Wanderers out. Magic flows through these woods as it flows through us, The Animae, the creatures who live here.
Everything was as it should be.
The Creature stayed in The Delphian Wood, The fog barrier kept it hidden. The Animae continued their lives easily.
But that was before I arrived.
Now, The Goddess throws a prophecy into the mix, causing my already unquenchable curiosity to grow.
Each day I return to The Delphian. I don't know why, but I can feel it calling to me.
Gooseflesh prickles down my arms as I suddenly realize someone is watching me.