The Crescent Grove, also called Gwyllachaightaeryll (meaning the Many-Splendored in the Elven language) or simply Corellon's Tower, was the great palace of Arvandor and the divine realm of Corellon Larethian and Sehanine Moonbow.
Cosmography[edit | edit source]
The Crescent Grove was at the center of the Seldarine's joint realm of Arvandor. In the Great Wheel cosmology it was in the chaotic good Outer Plane of Arborea, located at the first layer also named Arvandor. In the World Tree cosmology, Arvandor was one of the Celestial planes.
Description[edit | edit source]
The palace was an ever-changing blend of nature and art, combining an architecture of white marble pillars and walkways with enormous white-barked trees. Many turrets went out from the main spire in a confusing yet beautiful way. Many petitioners of Arvandor spent their time here, reflecting in quiet contemplation and enjoying some undisturbed solitude. The tower resonated with the presence of its deities.
Inside the tower, the appearance of the rooms was ever-changing. They were decorated with numerous elvish works of art, both beautiful and terrible. Only the throne room at the center remained a constant.
Notable Areas[edit | edit source]
- At the center of the palace stood the rising tower with windows of crystal called the Overlook. It offered a breathtaking view of the entire realm, and even into the prime worlds that were home to elves. It was a favorite destination for visitors.[note 1]
- Wisdom's Height
- The palace's throne room was named Wisdom's Height. As an annual event, visitors could gain an audience with Corellon and Sehaine themselves here.
- The Bough of Magic's Gain
- An area dedicated to the magical arts; according to rumor, mediating here for a whole year brought a leap in the understanding of magic.
- This part of the palace was designated for the healing of the soul, meant for elves who experienced the taint of evil or the weariness of life.
- Vigil's Rest
- This was the area for the healing of the body, where ailments and illnesses could be remedied.
History[edit | edit source]
The palace was originally a tower built by giants, which the Seldarine wrested from the giant powers together with the rest of the Arvandor. It had long since been transformed into a truly elven affair.
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Notes[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 143. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
- Colin McComb (1996). On Hallowed Ground. Edited by Ray Vallese. (TSR, Inc), p. 95. ISBN 0-7869-0430-5.
- Colin McComb (1996). On Hallowed Ground. Edited by Ray Vallese. (TSR, Inc), p. 97. ISBN 0-7869-0430-5.
- Colin McComb (1996). On Hallowed Ground. Edited by Ray Vallese. (TSR, Inc), p. 94. ISBN 0-7869-0430-5.
- Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 140–141. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
Connections[edit | edit source]
Wandering: Seelie CourtDemiplanes: Court of Stars