April 3rd, 2008: This week we rejoin Fharlanghn and Delleb on their quest
for Greylore. One of the charming things about the World of Greyhawk boxed set is how it has a section on
unique trees of the Flanaess. I have heard some people downplay this part of the setting lore but flora is
integral to Greyhawk's feel. Like when running in the Theocracy of the Pale, how can one go into the Phostwood
without knowing what a Phost tree is; or the Sable Wood without knowing what a, well, Sablewood tree is?
And everyone knows elves live in forests, but a true fantasy forest will have
them climbing around in Ipp (or the larger Ipt) trees. A quarterstaff is cool and all, but one made of Bronzewood or Hornwood is even
more colorful. And then there is edibles. Why talk boring apples and
oranges when you could wow players with Galda and Usk fruits? Small details like this can help with immersion in the
game world just as much as unique name spells or artifacts. Still not immersed? Okay it's Delleb's turn. Enjoy.