San Dora, located west of Snowy Mountains, is one of the few areas in Empire State to be untouched by technology. It is home to the famous Muir Forest, Great Blood Spa and the Fountain Springs. The Muir Forest stretches about 554 acres all around with evergreen trees, a richness of wildlife and home to fruits and vegetation. Unlike Snowy Mountains, no monsters that lurk around in the parts, due to the lack of human population: animals thrive without any interruption of human interference. Despite being one of the smaller forests, it can be easy to get lost; it susceptible to thick and dense fogs and mists, so travelers are advice to be careful when traveling; you can end up walking in circles. Be wary of witty foxes, they are prone to swipe your valuables when your guard drops.
As the Great Wars surges throughout of Rupoee, Eir, a bedraggled young woman, became a runaway to escape the unspeakable horrors and took refuge in Empire State. Upon arrival, Eir became overwhelm of the how technological advanced the entire nation of Empire State had become within in a few decades. It gave her a discomforting feeling that ruin was upon them, and Eir left the big cities in search of an unobtrusive place.
Eir went on years traveling through the corners of Empire State, saddened that she was unable to find a place in this world. Eventually, she came across an area near the Snowy Mountains; surrounded by thick forests, there was a Foundation Springs. She was exhausted, tired, and grow weary of the concept of life, but after taking a snip of the water from the Foundation Springs, her doubts disappears, her tiredness went away and her eagerness to continue on living was renewed. This area, despite the majority of Empire State affected by the technology boom, was one of the few certain areas unable to convert due to the lack of sizable population—residents often crammed into the big cities and smaller towns nearing it.
Eir, inspired by the beauty of the forest, the wildlife, and the Foundation Springs, Eir vowed to protect this area from any outsiders and assure that it would never fall victim to modernization that would eliminated most of the nature here. After decades of successfully preserving this small area, the Parliament of Empire State had approved the area for protection; leaving it in Eir’s care.
Eir was a traditional healer back in her years in Rupoee, being depended on herbs, plantation and vegetation, but because of finding this area, she trained herself in the arts of healing magic. She wanted any traveler, who lost their way, or came from a harsh journey, to feel comfortable when they entered this area. She would eventually name, San Dora; after her daughter, Dora, who resume the role as the caretaker of San Dora.
Notable Areas of Interests
The Great Blood Spa provides a variety of services for improving health, beauty and relaxation. It is located in the middle of San Dora, surrounded by the Muir Forest and near the Eir and Dora household. The famous service is the actual springs: multiple ponds ripe with temperature fitted to ensure quality healing for one’s pleasure. The waters had a red tint, which makes it looks like blood, hence the name—the reason is that this is a special property added into the water by Eir; it heals all wounds, including fatal ones.
The Foundation Springs are scattered throughout the forest in order to provide thirst for travelers. No recorded history had document how nor why this foundations were built in this area, but it can restore one’s stamina after a rough journey.
The Eir and Dora Household is where Eir and Dora reside in; and any travelers who want to take a single night rest before resuming their journey. Rooms are quite limited, but the food is serviceable. Dora is an excellent cook as she honed her skills by studying the basic structure of the fruits and vegetables, enhancing them to their fullest potential to filled bellies and provide some healing properties if they chose to keep it for the future. The mother of Dora and wife of Eir is no longer around, but they often indulged in discussion of fond memories of her.