Another installment of Travelogue Tuesday takes us from the wondrous sights of the Forest of No Return to the Mountains of Dread just to the south, taking in the awe inspiring features of the area. Read on!
Travelogue Tuesday – “Weenie Roast at the Mountains of Dread”
No family outing is complete without a weenie/marshmallow roast, and what better place to do so than at the Mountains of Dread. Thrill to the spectacle of dragons soaring high above while roasting your marshmallows over the living flames on the mountains! Dance with the fire elementals (don’t forget your fireproof clothing!) and cool down with kelpies in the river. As you enter the Mountains, look up. If you are lucky you will see the dragons swooping around the tallest peak, Georges. The dragons will ride the heat drafts that come from the center of the mountain, rising high in the sky until they all but disappear, only to swoop down and skim the trees at the base of Georges. Further in the forest at the base of the mountain, wear your lightest summer clothing. The fire elementals will be happy to keep you warm while you find a place to set out your picnic. Unfortunately, the forest is scarce for game, so hunting is prohibited. The forest is however a preserve, holding magnificent specimens of salamander, elemental, basilisk, and, of course, dragons. All of the forest creatures are used to the presence of humanoids and love to come up and make new friends. Bring a little extra food, and see how happy the creatures are for a treat!
If you bring a pick you can try your hand at unlocking some of the most beautiful mysteries of the earth – panning for jewels. Some of the rocks can be opened to find various gems: sapphires, topaz, emeralds and even diamonds. Even the basic types of soils can be compressed by a friendly dragon to make you a souvenir you will never forget! Bring lots of weenies and marshmallows on your outing, and your kids will be thrilled (and well fed). After they have had a chance to gorge on marshmallows, teach them diplomacy with the friendly dragons that inhabit the mountains. Yes, they are fierce looking, but they welcome people from all walks of life.
Unfortunately the rest of the note is obscured by soot and blood. We are however more than sure that our travellers had a wonderful time!