The Rise of The Fallen
The Brier Thicket
The Brier Thicket is an intermittent portal near the house of Granny Yega in The Shroudmist Forest. It normally opens to a counterpart in the Shroudmist of The Feywild, but the magic is failing and the portal is malfunctioning. It consists of a thicket of briers with a hole cut through it, large enough for a grown man to crawl through. To activate it, one must prick his thumb on the thorns and drip three drops of blood on the ground near the roots, then crawl through the opening. If a traveler is lucky, he will come through on the other side in The Feywild. If he’s unlucky, he could wind up miles from the return side of the portal, or even on another plane entirely. There’s no way of knowing, because the portal manifests as a thick, opaque mist that obscures the destination.
The portal is small, not very well known and not watched, so those who might wish to enter The Feywild or The World covertly might brave its dangers.