Bane of the Elven King
Everwood is the common name for a city carved out of the trunk of an ancient tree. Rule over the city often changes hands between elven kings and druidic leaders, so much so that many of the residents are quite content being self-ruled without electing or bowing to a leader. It is not uncommon in the ages of elves to see many leaders rise and get assassinated in this city. Druids of Volkarsis revere this ancient tree, viewing it as a mystical symbol and even consider it a point of origin for their natural powers.
Druids used wood shaping power to sculpt the city out of the trunk of the tree over 2000 years ago. They used the tree as a conduit for their power, although they considered it as a place of peace and consecration. Barbarian tribes from what is modern day Romardas attacked it several times over the years, slowly weakening the druid’s power. After about eighty-five years of this, the tactful Evandrus Liber joined his small and dexterous elven force with the might of the barbarian hordes, and they took Everwood with relative ease. Many of the druids favored peace over keeping the tree to themselves, so they requested to join the new society. The city was given the name Dracaena, as it was as close to the proper druidic pronunciation the barbarians were going to get. This name persists, but most common races and outsiders just call it Everwood.