Against the Tides of Darkness
Years ago this cottage was home to the witch Jezzelle, a wise woman, practitioner of the old ways, and local boogieman. While some said she was a monstrous hag and great, great granddaughter of Baba Yaga herself, the deathless Witch Queen of the North, others knew her as a gentle and wise sage willing to share her wisdom with travelers for mere penitence.
Since the coming of the Corrupted the mountains have been crawling with all manner of infected creatures and it has become far too dangerous for anyone, even a moderately powerful witch, to live alone so isolated. Jazzelle chose to abandon her home over a year ago to take up residence at Brokenthron Keep, within the Vale of Penrose so that she might work safely in her attempts to find a lasting and final cure for the infectious Corruption spreading across the land.