Thorn Moons Crusade

The Lay of the Thorn Moons

Something marvelous is happening underground, something we’re just learning to see. Mats of mycorrhizal and xylem cabling link millions of trees into gigantic, sentient communities spread across a hundred moons. The forests of Crataegus mend and shape themselves through subterranean synapses. And in shaping themselves, they shape, too, the tens of thousands of other, linked […]

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Crataegus Legion, Thorn Moons Crusade

Behemoth of the Underworld

The greatest delight which the fields and woods minister, is the suggestion of an occult relation between man and the vegetable. I am not alone and unaknowledged. They nod to me, and I to them. The waving of the boughs in the storm, is new to me and old. It takes me by surprise, and […]

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Crataegus Legion, Thorn Moons Crusade

Oghamme, Shepherd of Knowledge

“Those of us who walk the old paths know it. We have seen them. We have heard them. Felt them like the shivering of leaves upon our shoulders. We know how the holloways run like lost rivers through the depths of Daerwynne. That they are places within which one might slip back out of the […]

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Crataegus Legion, Thorn Moons Crusade

The Green Kyngge

Green grow’th the holly So doth the ivy; Though winter blasts blow ne’er so high, Green grow’th the holly The holly and the ivy, When they are both full grown, Of all the trees that are in the wood, The holly bears the crown. The holly bears a prickle, As sharp as any Thorne, Rise […]

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