Spirit of Imagination
The Enchanted Forest seems a bit spookier than usual tonight. Indeed, a huge, sprawling spider web has been constructed throughout the magical land. There are bundles of tokens hanging from the webs like the prey of a gigantic spider.
The gnomes of the forest village are hard at work on some new, fantastic contraptions. Instead of the usual sorts of gizmos and gadgets, however, they seem to be building traps and defensive fortresses.
“Hello there, my curious friend! I can only assume that you have come to cast your wish into The Great Wishing Well. This Well was designed to expel curiosity into the world. Yes, yes, it harkens to the exceptionally creative adventurers out there to bring their most imaginative wishes.
“You see, a wish made on a wish token and tossed into the Great Wishing Well of the Enchanted Forest has a 99.43862% chance of coming true! And what’s more, the imagination that was used to construct that wish is recycled and fed into the Enchanted Forest! We gnomes of the Forest Village harvest the imagination to create new and wonderful things.
“We’ve very specific, wonderful things in the works now, however. These crows, you see, they’re trying to chase us out of the Forest! As long as we have a steady stream of imagination, we should be able to chase them away or capture them. Unfortunately, the imagination stream has been steadily slowing. We believe the spider is behind it.
“Yes, yes, the very spider who spun the web throughout the forest. Creepy thing, she is. She is capturing the wish tokens in her web! She steals them away from adventurers and hides them throughout the forest, all bound up in the web. Pesky critter.”
“Yes, I am the one who spins the webs. I am tired of all these adventurous humans traipsing through my Forest! I originally spun my webs to capture the curiosity that pulled the humans into the Forest, but I captured crows instead. They’re clever, the crows. I spoke with them at length about my Forest, and it turns out we want the same things. We made a deal: I will capture the wish tokens, and they will chase away the gnomes.”
Make your most imaginative wish upon the token and cast it into the Great Wishing Well. Keep the Spirit of Imagination alive!