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The Lords of Norwold - Dunadale

by Jeff Daly

Leaving Helskir behind, Terari advises his audience while they are at sea:

"You may not be aware, but Dunadale is built upon an old drained bog. There are many bogs in the outlying areas. A decayed vegetative matter develops in these bogs, called peat moss, which is dried and cut into bricks by the people of Dunadale. The bricks are used to heat homes and taverns.

It is the acidic quality of the soil that causes peat to only partially decay. Now, why the bogs of Dunadale are so acidic is a question that has not been answered. Perhaps a powerful and ancient black dragon died there. Or perhaps many small ones live among the bogs...

There are plants which grow specific to the bogs. If you venture therein, you may find heaths, sedges, conifers, and the occasional carnivorous plant. Of course, the cranberry grows in abundance, as this is the major export of Dunadale. The cranberry is a small red fruit with a sharp taste. Beetles, birds, dragonflies, mosquitoes, frogs, salamanders, and lemmings also thrive therein.

One special plant you may find, should you be so lucky, is the spider root. The spider root plant may be used in the casting of binding spells like web and flesh to stone."