The Chronicles of Etinerra
An hour or so east of the village, the wilderness reclaims most of the road, leaving behind a jumbled clutter of mismatched stones and upended way-markers. With careful orienteering, a traveller might be able to navigate the ruined road through the Dalewoods—but beware the bridge! A foul beast possessed of a fearsome appetite lurks in its shadows! Take care to give it a wide berth as you travel east.
[His children report that the troll has been “called” by the forces of Chaos and he has left his home to heed the summons.]
Further down the river live the mysterious “Sisters”, who purchased Izil.