Blackwood Hill in TA 1640
This was a long-enchanted place , a favored spot for the Wood-trolls of the Old Forest to summon powerful magics and scry places across the river. Awakened Trees avoided this hill , fearing some powerful evil said to be buried beneath it . A Riverman trading post occupied the south slopes , and folk of various sorts , including Orcs , traded here. It's owners and hirelings, going back four generations, all tended to drink heavily to deal with unsealing dreams and evil feelings. Most had, at least once a year, a nightmare about the hill tearing itself open and a deep, dreadful voice murmuring an invitation for them to walk into the black depths of the crevice so formed. One of the things the Orcs of Cardolan and the Wood-goblins of the Old Forest traded for was living sacrifices. The Blackwood Hill settlement was a demordized one, and every so often one of its Riverman inhabitants succumbed to temptation and a kidnapping occured in the Shire.
- MERP:the Shire