Darkness over Oscadius
Night of Tears
From Missive on the Night of Tears by unknown author
Having seen the destruction and desecration of the Refuge, the few remaining druids are incensed and driven to inconsolable madness. Lead by Torfina, they gather allies including other druids from Evermoor, a cohort led by Nalris the Slayer and Vordai Palos with his knights radiant. The druids called upon Aralia the dryad to aid them in surrounding the orcs with a massive, impenetrable wall of vegetation. With the orcs surprised and trapped, the allies proceed to slaughter every orc suffering heavy losses themselves in the process. Aralia is weakened by the orcs ravaging of the grove. The druids do what they can to heal Aralia’s badly damaged tree as well as asking the earth to intern the hundreds of bodies of the fallen. After that night, Aralia’s white oak was henceforth referred to as the Mourning Tree.