Fall of the Warlock Kings
An alfar city located in the Wild Wood. Wildwood the city was founded only in the last three hundred years; the Second Veiling produced a goodly number of small Fae Veils in the Wildwood, not like the powerful, larger Veils which appeared elsewhere, and so there was no natural location for a great city of the alfar as with their other kingdoms. Many smaller settlements rose and diminished as the Veils drifted around the vast forest, but eventually eladrin wizards found a way to make three such small Veils come together, and anchored them in one spot. The small number of eldarin in the Wildwood came together to this new, larger Veil and founded the city of Wildwood. It also incorporates numerous orcs, hobgoblins, tieflings and others, who find it to be one of the few areas of stability in the great forest despite the presence of the Faewild, as the drifting Veils of the rest of the wood, along with the monsters and Fae creatures that roam about, make everything outside of Wildwood seem unsafe. The city was ruled by Queen Eleanora for the first 220 years of its existance; she had been one of the wizards who anchored the city, and with her council of advisors gave good rulership, establishing roads that were mystically secured and led to other smaller settlements and down into the plains, and keeping the worst of the dangers of the forest at bay. 70 years ago, one of her councilors, the eladrin warlock Theodos, vanished mysteriously for some months, returning to proclaim a doom over the Queen, who sickened and died within a week. Theodos announced that he was Vicar for a Fae Outer One, and that he was the new ruler of Wildwood. As his only real change was to promote the expansion of the Veil, and thus the increase of safe territory of the city, few objected; Eleanora had been very old in any case, and some assumed the sickness was natural. Within the last few months, Wildwood has fallen off the map; the once-safe roads have been swallowed by the forest, and there has been almost no word from anyone in the city. What little has leaked out speaks of the sudden, violent expansion of the Veil, and that what was once viewed as safe, if chaotic, is now often deadly.