Queen's Grove

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The Queen's Grove is a location deep in the free wilds where Athera's mysteries are sacrosanct, comparable to the King's Glade. The presence of either a King's Glade or a Queen's Grove in a High Kingdom commemorates the gender of the individual ancestor, first confirmed by the Fellowship as founder of their royal lineage.[1]

Only the sanctioned heir to a High Kingdom is entitled to visit the Grove in their kingdom, where they would petition the Paravians to answer the realm's needs. For example, an heir to the s'Ellestrion family line would have the right to travel to the Queen's Grove in Atwood.

Role in the Story

Spoiler warning: Contains plot elements from Stormed Fortress.

Third Age 5671: When Arithon frees himself from the curse by visiting the King's Glade in Selkwood, Traithe warns a clan heir in Atwood that visiting the Queen's Grove is too dangerous.


  1. The author originally intended for Shand to have a Queen's Grove and Melhalla to have a King's Glade, but this was mistakenly reversed when the story was published. Forum Post, December 08, 2018