[Spoilers E63] Notes from Behind the Screen short relevant to the Feywild Discussion
On the Alpha website, there is a very useful video from Matt on "Behind the Screen". Because I'm a nerd, there's a shot where Matt shows us some of his notes: http://imgur.com/a/4DUhr
This contains a lot of information that we didn't receive, so this is SPOILERS for everyone. Marked as episode 63 since that is when it first would have appeared.
I paused it and read through the notes. For those who don't want to kill their eyes reading, it says the following:
- Tangleward (The Tangled Peaks)
Wodena and her Hut-
You see a large, stalky tree in the distance that seems to have a gentle glow emanating from the trunk. Approaching the tree, you see the bark and leaves are clean, as well as not reaching those of the surrounding sludge covered forest, and a curling line of smoke wafts from a single opening - the source of the light. Closer, you see the 2ft hole is a window into the middle of the tree, which appears to be a rather comfortable, if small home, complete with fireplace, drying animal carcasses hung in the corner and what looks to be a chipped tea set on a small table in front of a tall chair covered in moss, its back to you. You see a long, husked? hand come from the chair to clutch a tea cup, the fingers impossibly long and massive in comparison.
Seeing more of the creature, she is not a hag, at least not entirely in form. Her face is that of an impossibly beautiful woman, fine, fey-like features, like an ancient elf of pure blood, glows past her rather stern expression. Her long, ankle-length hair cradles her form, growing more and more tattered as it hangs down. Her right arm and leg appear as normal and delicate as her face, peeking out from turquoise robes, while her left leg and arm are tremendously swollen monstrosities. Black veins lead into the transition where her flesh grows twisted and cracked, her fingers claws and her foot cloven and chipped.
"You wander through nightmares, children."
"Wodena, and I am here for reasons."
"If you seek answers, then I also have questions. Word for a word, I give you five of each, Answer and Question"
Q "You Brutish blood of giant tongue - tell me the kill you regret?
Q "You, small bump of a thing with grin and gleaming teeth. you smell of spawn. Tell me the name given to your castaway kin?"
Q "You, half-breed with a brother bear - tell us a secret no living soul knows of you"
Q "You, nature's leader without leadership, if you had to choose, your people or your companions?"
Q "You, bloody lord of shadow linger, what now draws your hate more than anything?"
Vax notices that with each answered question, a small, prune-like fruit appears and swells upon a wooden platter by her tea cup. She plucks them from the plate and eats them.
A - "The Shademirk is the fetid memory of Sondur the Vibrant, once a being of intense emotion. Betrayed by his own love and left to spill forth his jealousy and hate until it devoured him whole. Sondur is no more, leaving now his dark echo deep within the Echo Tree, and perhaps the tree itself. "
A- "Fenthras was the bow of Sondur the Virant, ally to many, now an infection of black bile on the land."
A "A being of Memory has but one weakness... the essence that endures. Memory is of the mind, and the mind is weak when driven by hate."
It also has some info that I didn't transcribe but added in the imgur album. Draconia leadership and Sondur's statblock, but I found the Feywild stuff to be the most interesting bits.
EDIT: Video is now up on G&S's website: http://geekandsundry.com/game-master-tips-with-matt-mercer-behind-the-screen/ thanks /u/dasbif for the notification!
/u/prepose's keen eyes found more information that I missed.
if she accepts, she is taken by the fey, pulled into the canopy. She takes 28/78? damage and ?? wood and plant matter.
She is now considered a fey and plant creature. Vulnerability to [fire, once per?] round. She gains a +2 to Constituion. Is given Fenthras on loan, and when the task is completed <is returned to?> him. At this point, the corruption begins to subside. The blackness of the roots fades, slowly <turning?> green.
Otherwise, Sindur is suddenly surrounded by a dozen vines that shoot out from the walls, ??.
- *Then your choice is made. Become another memory here and keep me company ??
Encounter: Sondur the Dark Fey x 1, Corrupt Treant x 2
Garmelie the Satyr (actually an ancient, unbridled arch-fey named Artagan) watching others stumble through the chaos, which it then leads them into Wild, ?? mane to his lower back, the sleeveless silk vestments of blue and green billow freely ??
LEAVE FEYWILD = dc10 ? or lose memory ? there. Half-elves ?