|Eye on Eberron:|
Lost: The Shapeshifting Village
|Publication||Dungeon Magazine, issue #193|
|Publisher||Wizards of the Coast|
|Series||Eye on Eberron|
|Preceded by||Kyrzin, the Prince of Slime|
"The Misplaced Village" is a classic Brelish folktale that has retained its appeal for hundreds of years. The story opens in a town plagued by bandits and war. Into this troubled place wanders a sympathetic traveler, who offers to hide the community from its enemies. Beleaguered and desperate to survive, the villagers embrace his offer.
As the stranger weaves a mighty spell, one of the farmers remembers an ancient proverb: "Beware the gifts of the Traveler." He tries to stop the ritual, but he is too late. The Traveler is as good as his word: From that day to this, no enemy has found the village -- nor has anyone else.
The name of the village is lost to time, and most people refer to it simply as "Lost." According to the story, every misplaced thing is drawn to this mysterious destination; hence, when a child's toy goes missing, a Brelish mother might say, "At least it's bringing joy to Lost."
"The Misplaced Village" is a widely known tale in Breland, but only during the last decade has the truth behind the legend come to light.