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Golden Land Zoology 4 - Silent Forest
Preview - posted by Saint_Proverbius on Sat 12 July 2003, 02:33:03Tags: Burut Creative Team; Golden Land
Chapter 4: Silent Forest
This territory is situated to the South of Central plain; it is wild and quite dangerous for unexperienced traveller. Dark and gloomy, this forest does not pass the sunlight. Even in the most shiny noon the darkness lives in the Silent Forest. This is the place where the dangerous criminals live; shishkuns, carfads and dereveds can be found there.
These are ancient forest spirits who live in dead stumps. Many people think that they are the spirits of lost trees which weren't able to leave the trees, some kind of tree ghosts. Of course, carfads are very hostile to the people, who are mostly the reason of trees' death. Carfades differ from each other: there are males and females, and males are much more dangerous than the females. Carfades have one more unpleasant thing, which is useful to know. The thing is that if they see the human, they do not attack him at the moment; they throw pieces of wood and stones, which got stuck in the wood, at the enemy. These attacks aren't very effective, but those creatures are much more dangerous in close combat. That's why it is much better to shoot carfads at the distance, disregarding the stones and wood they throw at you.
Those spirits who sleep in the woods sometimes wake up and bring the trees to life. These creatures are moderately dangerous. They are quite fearful, and fragility of the wood makes them to be more annoying trouble than serious danger. Many village wood-cutters have a special tactics - they go to the forest, lure the slow-witted dereveds from the forests and kill them at the sawmill, one by one. The body of this creature has the good quality of wood, and easyness with which they go to the sly wood-cutters' traps makes them an important part of the village line of business.
Thanks to Dmitry Glaznev, script-writer of Golden Land for giving us yet another look at the critters of the title!