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"A saint to some, if saints were feared."
Legends speak of the Silent One, an ancient monster which preys on those who enter the Dead Pines at night. In ancient times, some revered it as a god. The Silent One is said to delight in the sorrow of children. It is said to be the guardian and gatekeeper of the resting place where a Nameless God slumbers. The Silent One is also said to gain pleasure from stealing the faces of the living.
The Nameless God is a being which predates the oldest gods of men, elves, and dragons. It is said that He will one day awaken from His slumber and bring about the Age of Ruin. Some writings suggest that a herald from the Darklands will be the one to awaken the Nameless God.
The massive, dark, and ominous forest derives its name from an older time when the corpses of enemy soldiers from an ancient war were strung from its trees. More recently, travelers have reported seeing decaying corpses of mutilated animals and more recent bones hung in the trees near Ilmater's Hope, presumably belonging to local criminals.
"Hark. He shall take form, child of the grand creator. The bell of bone will toll twice, heralding his arrival. Welcome then, the first child of Fernuine, with gifts of flesh and blood. None can stop his triumphant march, as his host consumes the flesh of friends, and delivers him from Cromana. Thought, will, given form, our Formless Lord, the Neverborn God. Thought, will, given form, Prepare for the Neverborn God."