The cake is a lie. Sorry, couldn’t resist! =)
Long before the current age, before the dwarves carved out the mines before the elves settled in the XCXCXCXC Forest, a wanderer found himself lost in the woods. The summer was wearing on, and the Wanderer knew that should he not find shelter, he was in for a bitterly cold night indeed.
As the sun was setting, the Wanderer found some ruins bordering on what was left of a road–a road that nature had already reclaimed a majority of. Seeing this as his best chance, he followed the path up a hill and finally to a cave.
The cave was overgrown, and it looked as though neither man nor beast had disturbed it for quite some time. The air was silent, but the hair on the back of the man’s neck stood on end. There was power here, the man knew. The night was coming quickly, and the Wanderer, with no other choice, pushed through the vines for the evening.
The cave was mostly dry and surprisingly warm, though the source of the heat alluded the Wanderer. Setting his pack down inside of the mouth of the cave, the Wanderer quickly created a small fire. When the wood took, the man sat back and surveyed the area from the glowing embers. At first, the cave appeared to be nothing more than that, a stone recess that proceeded back briefly before ending abruptly.
Thanking his lucky stars, the Wanderer settled in for a quiet and warm night when he noticed that a shimmer on the wall. No, not a shimmer on the wall, but that the wall itself was shimmering, like a pond that rippled after a stone had been thrown into it. It was subtle, but as the man moved closer to investigate, the ripples began to move faster.
The Wanderer picked up a stone from the ground and tossed it at the wall, but the rock never hit. Instead, it just passed through the wall as if nothing was there. Perhaps this was the source of power he felt upon entering the cavern…
Well, here it is! The completed (until I go neurotic and start changing things) portal build! I’m actually quite pleased with how this turned out! As for the lore, well, can we talk about cathartic? It needs work, no doubt, but it definitely was relaxing and is a good start! Man, this feels so good! Hope you enjoyed this build!