Of Kings and Dragons
One of the larger settlements of the Hagreach, Eldentre has a unique fortification system built around a single immense tree that has grown in the town square for centuries. This ancient oak acts as a lightning rod, attracting almost all of a storm’s lightning no matter how big the system. Known locally as the Lightning Oak, the tree glows and shimmers with dancing faerie fire for hours after a storm. More importantly, the elders of Eldentre have developed methods of storing these electrical charges in wood carefully harvested from the Lightning Oak’s branches, giving the town a steady supply of not only shock arrows, but also electrically charged siege-weapon ammunition—defenses that have aided them often against Irrisen’s attacks. These weapons are plentiful in Eldentre, but their magical qualities depend on proximity to the Lightning Oak—if brought too far from the tree’s proximity (more than a few miles), such weapons grow inert. As a result, despite the large number of these magical weapons in the town, few are ever exported.