Monday, May 11, 2009

Shaman-Monks of Pasdani

A particularly slow moving river branch flows down from the mountains
north of Pugshlow, and merges into the Minkush River at the town of
Pasdani. If one walks upstream for a mile, you can see the river
suddenly change from a virulent green to the normal muddy brown of the
Minkush waters. Various scholars attribute the green colour to the
swamp vegetation or mountain ores from the river's source, but few are
satisfied with an explanation of why the colour disappears so
suddenly. At that spot, the earth is dead and salted - no plants
grow, and no animal approach the waters to drink.

A sect of monks, learned in the Chlendi traditions of sorcery and
shamanism, have devoted their existence to prayers and chants at this
spot, all to placate the Nuxad, a flock of river spirits known
throughout the northwest. Unlike most areas, here the Nuxad are not
peaceful and wise. For centuries that have lashed out at passing
travelers, boats, and the more innocent of deer, dragging them all to
a watery death in retribution for long forgotten wrongs done years
ago. The source of the anger is unknown, but the Shaman-Monks of
Pasdani have found the proper rites to keep the Nuxad at peace.
Please drop a coin in their offering pot when you pass by.


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