Guardians of Grandfather Tree
As the only real pass through the forbidding Galenas, Bloodstone Pass is of vital strategic importance to the kingdom of Damara. Controlling the pass means controlling trade between the kingdoms, although given Vaasa’s sparse and largely unsavory population trade is minimal. However, no invading armies may cross in either direction except through the pass. The pass is in the heart of the Barony of Bloodstone, housing Bloodstone Village and the towns of Windless and Virdin. Also located here are the fabulous Bloodstone Mines and the deep waters of Lake Midai. Bloodstone Pass was cut by the raging Beaumaris River during the hasty retreat of the Great Glacier nearly 2000 years ago. In fact, the glacier’s retreat was so abrupt that many scholars insist only magical interference offers a sensible explanation.