Adventures in Melthallow
The City of High Oak
High Oak is the elven capitol and the largest congregation of elves in the world of Melthallow. The city is nested in and underneath the magical oak tree that is in the center of the flowing Sacred Lake meeting the Misty River. In the ground portions of the city are where the lower class citizens, typically half-elves and wood elves are located. The lower section of the capitol is where most of the physical labor is done to gather the raw materials and produce that gets transported up the tree to the upper section of the city. On the lower class end of the city there are about fifteen thousand citizens, with the upper class end of the city having around eight thousand citizens.
The high elves are the majority of the upper class of the capitol and are located in the upper tiers of the magical tree that makes up the capitol city. Arcane practices are the staple of the elves of this city and they are well known for their Circle of Eight, which are thought to be some of the most powerful casters in the world. They hold many ancient spells and secrets along with the largest known collection of artifacts and magical items. Casters from all over the globe and continent flock here to become apprenticed to one of the Eight, but only a small number, mainly high elves, are granted that chance.