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The Eastern Woods (aka the Eastern Forest) are the homelands of the Faerie Folk, a people of Power and Magic.

BackgroundEdit

The forests are located far beyond the mountains of Spielburg Valley near Mordavia (and within eastern Mordavia[1]). Zara Shashina claimed to have once lived in the woods to the west of Spielburg, and the woods near Mordavia were the homelands of her people; including the Mage Erana and Tatiana, Queen of the Faerie Folk.[2][3][4]

The edge of the forest within Mordavia includes the Graveyard, and runs south down to the barrow where Piotyr was killed by the Master Wraith, and runs to the eastern edge of the valley near the Gypsy Camp to the area where Baba Yaga sometimes dwells in Mordavia, though the woods probably extend much further.

Behind the scenesEdit

It is interesting to note that according to QFG2 it would seem that Faerie Folk live in the eastern part of the world in the direction of Mordavia, east of Spielburg. In HERO: The Journal of General Job Adjusting, the Faerie Folk are included as monsters and creatures of the forests of Mordavia. It is also said in the Shadows of Darkness that Erana was from Mordavia as well. It is also mentioned that the Faery Folk seen in Mordavia reminds the Hero of Zara back in Spielburg, and that she had called herself part of the "Faerie Folk", and in QFG2, Zara is also said to be the Emissary of her race (Wizard of the Eastern Woods, Emissary of the Faerie Folk). The queen of the Faerie Folk appears in QFG4.

Strangely, QFG1 states that the home of the Faerie Folk (including Zara and Erana) was to the west of Spielburg rather than the east, this appears to have been retconned in later games. In Quest for Glory II it implied that Zara is actually from the East, and its confirmed in Shadows of Darkness that the home of the Fairies (including Erana and Tatiana) is actually in or near Mordavia in the east.

In Quest for Glory: The Authorized Strategy Guide, this area where the Fairy Folk race is said to live is called the Eastern Forest, and also is the site of Erana's Garden, Leshy, the Graveyard among other things. The split between western Mordavia, and the East Forest (eastern Mordavia) runs southwest of the Graveyard.

ReferencesEdit

  1. QFGTASG, pg 310
  2. ...Mordavian monsters...Faerie Folk: These magical beings remain aloof from mankind, and dwell in remote areas. However, they have been known to interact with humans, providing they want something. Faerie Folk are often powerful magic users, especially in spells of illusion.
  3. Narrator (QFG4): "You see a tall, pale, haughty-looking person. He reminds you of Zara back in Spielburg. Zara had called herself one of the "Faerie Folk.""
  4. Dmitri Ivanov: "Erana was a powerful Magic User who was rumored to have come from somewhere near Mordavia. Her garden is supposed to be magical and keep anyone who stays there safe from harm.", Magda: "Erana was a powerful Magician who came from this area. There is a garden in the forest which she created. It is a place of safety for all who visit there."

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