The Blue Zone
The inhabitants of the Fading City have allowed it to retreat before the wilderness. Shinaelestra is city of rangers, and they long ago decided to let the forest reclaim the ancient walls. Many of the city’s towers are broken, barely rising above the thick overgrowth of the forest. Stands of trees rise from within roofless mansions, and many streets are impassable beneath thick overgrowth. However, the wilderness encroachment is a harmonious fall into ruin.
Every midnight, Shinaelestra shimmers into existence deep in the mortal realm’s Howling Forest. Its rangers take advantage of this savage hunting ground, patrolling the depths of the black forest and pitting themselves against the mortal monsters who hunt its twisted paths. When dawn comes, Shinaelestra worldfalls back to the Feywild.
The ranger Lord Calenon Thray governs Shinaelestra lightly. Some say he is the greatest eladrin ranger of them all. In the lands surrounding the city, Calenon personally trains a select few to become the most devout of the Feywild’s protectors. Those mortals who seek to master the ways of the ranger often make a pilgrimage to Shinaelestra to train with the ranger lord. Calenon welcomes all who manage to find the eladrin city, since the perils of the Howling Forest discourage – sometimes lethally – all but the worthy candidates.
Yshriel grew up on the outskirts of Shinaelestra.