▸ It had been exactly one year since BigCo had put down it's first flag in the very small town of Root River. The company came without much warning, telling the residents that they needed the land to put down a mega amusement park and resort. All of the residents declined offers. This was home for everyone and it had been home for several generations. The offers became higher and some of the residents took the bait, selling off their land and BigCo immediately got to work, cutting down trees, draining parts of the river and putting down asphalts.
The Rot moved in shortly after. It's hard for people to explain The Rot to an outsider. It comes in a physical form showing up in mold and literal destruction. It comes in mental form in the villagers: sickness and anger. Finally, it comes in an emotional form as residents of Root River began to lose their hope and believe in the village and what made it magical. The Harvest Sprites and The Harvest Goddess were effected first- their homes in the forest and ponds being dismantled before their eyes.
Prayers to the Goddess were meant with pleas in return. The Goddess reminded her people that for her to grant wishes and give a plentiful life that they people of the village had to respect and replenish her land. Remaining villagers have taken this plea very seriously, they are the only people left that can save the land. For now, everyday brings a challenge. New romances, old friendships and even new people in town will bring some adventure to Root River.
Together we can all save our home.