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Description The Yrmenweald, or the Master Staff, was the physical link between the mysterious power of the keseth and the anhekovel, or Child Staves, that were spread throughout the empire. The link between the anhekovel and the Yrmenweald was accomplished by the inherent abilities of the cwicustan. The link between the keseth and the Yrmenweald was a secret of magic that was purposefully hidden by the Clear Fire Weavers who performed that magic. Thus, when the cwicustan globe atop the Yrmenweald was smashed by the vanquished Osgeofu, severing its link to the keseth, no one could re-forge that link, and the power of the keseth was lost to the empire.
  • the Treasure 1 in FSFnet 7-5 Passing historical reference.
  • the Treasure 2 in FSFnet 8-2 Vard learns the secret of creating another Yrmenweald, and sets about doing so.
  • the Treasure 4 in FSFnet 10-2 Passing reference
  • Talisman Zero 1 in DargonZine 12-1 The importance of the Yrmenweald, in conjunction with the anhekovel, is made plain in this story.
  • Talisman Zero 4 in DargonZine 12-4 Passing reference to the failing of the Yrmenweald and the gradual loss of faith in magic of the Fretheod people.
  • Talisman Zero 6 in DargonZine 12-6 Passing reference.
  • Talisman One 1 in DargonZine 12-7 Passing reference.