Travelar: The Darkened Age
The Shimmerdeep is a vast forested realm of deep basins, canopied vales, and wooded valleys that the mysterious Eladrin call home. The realm gets its namesake from the awe inspiring Eladrin cities that lay hidden in the depths of the Shimmerdeep. According to rumors credited to wayward explorers, these magical cities exist on the edge of the Feywild plane, crossing over to the material world and becoming visible as shimmering cities at dusk, only to disappear back into the realm of the Feywild at Sunrise. Many parts of the deep forest cross over into the Feywild, and denizens native to the Feywild may be found roaming the woods in full capacity.
There are no roads or main routes into the shimmerdeep known to those outside the realm. It is known that several magical portals in Travelar connect to waypoints within the woods, and there is a lesser known river route that flows from an underdark source beneath the Firestrom Mountains, but the source of this river from the mountains has not been mapped in this age.
There are rumors that the races of Giants of the Firestrom Mountains are sending raiding parties deep into the Shimmerdeep in an effort to expand their realm beyond their crag citadels. This would place the Eladrin and the Giantkin into a massive turf war, yet if you ask any passing Eladrin in Travelar about such a war, you’d likely just get a cryptic answer and a pleasant smile. As mysterious as the high elves are themselves, much more remains to be discovered about the ancient realm of the shimmerdeep than what has been known in the darkened age.