d20 Apocalypse - Exit Mundi
The settlement of Allegheny is nestled deep inside a thick, old-growth forest sheltering it from many of the hazards of the outside world. In the time since the world was destroyed, the forest has grown thicker and thicker, covering up or even eliminating many elements of the world from before. The oldest surviving ruin is The Dam, which sits on the north end of the river that flows through the forest.
The forest has an abundant amount of plant and animal life, making hunting, fishing and foraging a simple matter. Deer, turkey, and other game are kept mostly in check by populations of wolf, bear and puma, all of which are hunted by the human survivors. The forest’s bounty is even plentiful enough to enable trade with the rare traders that venture into the region.
The deeper into the forest, the safer it tends to be, although no place is completely safe. The settlement of Allegheny posts watches and guards at all times, as well as employing scouts to roam the forest and warn of potential intruders such as raiding parties of Savages. The edges of the forest are much less safe, and the further one strays from the center the more obvious it becomes. Sickly, twisted trees, corrupted wildlife and strange miasmas produced by The Fallout become more and more commonplace the closer one gets to the outside world, prompting most people to stay in the shelter of the deep forest. It’s said that late at night, on the outside edges of the woods, strange sounds and lights can be seen and heard, including what some have reported as an almost musical sound.