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The Oderan Wilds (pronounced /oʊˈdɪərən/) is a region on the northwest of Marquet, characterized by a jungle valley surrounded by the Serpentwind Peaks.

Description

The Oderan Wilds are a shadowy rainforest populated by towns and cities connected by the dangerous Honored Trails. The capital of the Wilds is Jrusar.[1] The region also includes the city of Evishi, near which various kinds of trolls live,[2] and the Heartmoor, the lowest-elevation place in the Wilds, where water collects and supports an unusual bounty of plant life[3] and where dangerous creatures like bog spiders live.[4] Simurghs are native to the region.[5] Its vegetation is largely comprised of plants that lack medicinal qualities, such as large ferns.[6] There are also poisonous fungi, such as the 3 ft tall gray and purple mushroom Chetney encountered.[7]

The jungles of the Wilds have a connection to the Feywild.[8] Ariks Eshteross warned Bells Hells not to depart from the Honored Trails during their journey to the Heartmoor, saying that the Wilds "have many alluring mysteries within, but they are known superstitiously to have shifted and changed based on whatever entities call those places home....The Trails are the most safe."[9]

Races shown to be common in the Oderan Wilds which have not been shown to be common in Tal'Dorei or Wildemount include eisfuura, katari, pachydans, and uniya. Orcs seem to live more as they do in the Kryn Dynasty than as they do in the Dwendalian Empire, the Menagerie Coast, or elsewhere that campaigns have been set.

Cyclopes indigenous to the Serpentwind Peaks occasionally delve into the Wilds when they can't find enough food in their hunting grounds.[10]

History

Relics of ancient times are rumored to exist deep in the jungle.[11] Near the Heartmoor Hamlet, there are elvish ruins created in the Calamity.[12] These ruins are presumably from the same society as the ruins of Cael Morrow, the Drowned City, beneath Ank'Harel.[13]

Places

  • Major cities:
    • Evishi: A city where various kinds of trolls live.[14]
      • A silver mine near the city owned by the Rayia family.[15]
    • Goradire: A city in the Wilds.
    • Jrusar: The capital of the Wilds, seat of the Chandei Quorum.[16]
    • Otoladume: A city in the Wilds.
    • Sapiro Haven: A port on the northern coast of the Oderan Wilds.
  • The Heartmoor: The lowest-elevation place in the Wilds, where water collects and supports an unusual bounty of plant life[17] and where dangerous creatures like bog spiders live.[18]
  • The Honored Trails: a series of paths or roadways leading through the dense jungle of the Wilds.[19]
    • The Gold Sugar Trail.
    • The Sweet Leaf Trail.
  • The Isle of Droojh: An island off the northern coast of the Oderan Wilds.
  • The Serpentwind Peaks: A winding range of mountains that surrounds the valley of the Oderan Wilds
    • Eish Allay: A small valley in the Serpentwind Peaks
    • Fereton Tunnel: A tunnel apparently through the Serpentwind Peaks
    • The Timber Rut: A valley in the Serpentwind Peaks.
  • The Sunken Dale: A region of the Oderan Wilds.

Trivia

References

  1. See "The Draw of Destiny" (3x01) at 15:28.
  2. See "The Trail and the Toll" (3x03) at 3:26:00.
  3. See "On the Trail of a Killer" (3x04) at 3:41:16.
  4. See "The Trail and the Toll" (3x03) at 3:26:00.
  5. See "The Draw of Destiny" (3x01) at 1:00:05.
  6. See "A Hungry Jungle" (3x18) at 1:39:54.
  7. See "A Hungry Jungle" (3x18) at 1:43:12.
  8. See "Heart-to-Heartmoor" (3x17) at 2:54:27.
  9. See "Heart-to-Heartmoor" (3x17) at 1:19:27.
  10. See "The Shade Mother" (3x16) at 3:23:33.
  11. See "The Draw of Destiny" (3x01) at 15:40.
  12. See "A Hungry Jungle" (3x18) at 1:47:30.
  13. See Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn, p. 146. See also p. 16, as well as Critical Role: Call of the Netherdeep p. 122.
  14. See "The Trail and the Toll" (3x03) at 3:26:00.
  15. See "Promise and Potential" (3x22) at 1:38:16.
  16. See "The Draw of Destiny" (3x01) at 0:15:28.
  17. See "On the Trail of a Killer" (3x04) at 3:41:16.
  18. See "The Trail and the Toll" (3x03) at 3:26:00.
  19. See "The Draw of Destiny" (3x01) at 0:15:36.

Art:

  1. Official art of the jungles of the Oderan Wilds, by Clara (source). Used with permission.
  2. Official map of the Oderan Wilds, by Deven Rue from "The Tunnels Below" (3x15). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
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