Guardian of the Hullack
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_> Guardian of the Hullack
The Hullack Forest is a vestige of the ancient forest of Cormanthor, once the realm of the elven empire of Cormanthyr. It marks the Northeastern border of Cormyr and the Dalelands. It is the most primeval forest in Cormyr, steeped in vast swathes of unexplored territory and rich in spiritual energies.
The forest took its name from the legendary human druid of Eldath, Hullack Elf-Friend. It is said that his spirit still lived on in the forest after his death, manifesting himself to seekers of lore or fighting those who would desecrate his home. While it was dismissed as legends or folktales, the story goes that Hullack granted his powers to a chosen mortal to serve in his stead and guard the spiritual power of the ancient forest.
Many have claimed to be such, either by accepting Hullack's blessing or by wresting it from him such as Araevin Alenuath, Helmar Bloodchurn, Raghat Jotuman or Emil Wyvernspur. However, it is only after the cataclysm that Hullack Elf-Friend and other guardian spirits of the forest have begun to openly manifest themselves and grant their powers to a chosen mortal Guardian. The reasons for this are widely speculated, but none know for sure, apart from suspicion that the mineral Mythalite, which is called the Spirit-Stone by forest dwellers, is somehow involved; Either actively or passively.
It is however, now known that certain mortals who gain patronage of the spirits may accept the role of Guardian, sworn to protect the spiritual power of the sacred forest against all intruders, given power by the spirits themselves. Guardians may command the spirits, and all supernatural entities in the forest are subservient to them.
Any, but followers of deities with an active interest in the corruption of nature (such as Ghaunadaur) will not be eligible.
Any (except Blight Druids)
The player must find a way to first contact and gain patronage of at least three spirits. Ensure that you have the means to do so before contacting a DM. The player must then challenge the existing guardian for his title, under the eyes of Hullack._