Loch Finn
Loch Finn

Loch Finn

Loch Finn

Location: Outlands / Tir na Og

You can’t miss Loch Finn—it’s the watery heart of Tir na Og. Waters lapping at the edges of the radiant fields of Mag Mell, this body of water is steeped in mystery and ancient magic. It’s a realm of secrets just hidden beneath its serene surface.

Venture into the deep places of the placid waters, and it’s like entering another world, a submerged realm where time bends and swirls like the water currents. The true depth of the loch is unknown, and it’s said that it holds gates to plenty of other planes in its darkest trenches.

The beasts that dwell in Loch Finn are creatures of legend, born from the very stories that the Celts tell their children. They are not mere animals but embodiments of the loch’s mystical power. The most renowned among these is the Liath Macha, a creature said to be part horse, part serpent, with a mane that ripples like the waves and eyes that glow like the deepest abyss. Its speed and grace in water are unmatched. The chant goes that it’s the spectral guardian of the loch’s hidden secrets.

Another legendary inhabitant is the Morfeasa, a colossal, serpentine creature, its scales shimmering with the colours of the loch itself so it can appear almost transparent. The Morfeasa is said to be as old as the loch itself, a silent, watchful presence that slithers through the water with a grace that belies its size.

These beasts have not been hunted or killed because they are part of the very fabric of Tir na Og. The Daghdha understands that these creatures are intrinsic to the balance and magic of this otherworldly realm. They are respected, even revered, as manifestations of the Land’s ancient power.

Moreover, these creatures possess abilities that make them formidable even to the gods. The Liath Macha can become invisible in water, and the Morfeasa’s song is said to lull even the mightiest warrior into a deep slumber. Their strength, coupled with their mystical nature, ensures that they are more than capable of holding their own should an addle-cove demipower decide to go fishing.

Loch Finn itself is a place of healing and rejuvenation, its waters imbued with life-giving properties. It’s believed that bathing in the loch can heal wounds, restore youth, and even grant visions of the future

The stories of Loch Finn and its creatures are tales of wonder and respect for the natural world, a reminder that some mysteries are meant to remain unsolved, some creatures left in peace, and some places simply revered for the ancient magic they hold.

Canonical Source: On Hallowed Ground [2e] p72-73

Source: Jon Winter-Holt, mimir.net

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