Dragons of Ethior
Tree of the Blameless
The Tree of the Blameless is the twisted reflection of The Grandfather, and ancient and powerful oak tree in the forests of Red Leaf Weald. The Grandfather is a caring and protecting entity, always providing shelter for the innocent. It is said that the ghosts of those who died while innocent protect travellers and children under the branches of this great tree.
The Tree of the Blameless, deep in the Blackmoon Woods, is the source of those spirits. It is the resting place for any who were killed by hangings, when they were innocent of their crime. Any who attempt to go near the tree are gathered by the servants of the tree, and dragged into it’s dripping maw. Most of it’s servants are zombie-like corpses with hangman’s nooses in hand, but several dead executioners also serve the tree. These wraith-like figures fly around any explorers, using dark words to drive the mortals mad with their own true fears.