The Hall of the Voices

The Hall of the Voices is a ruined outdoor amphitheater built by dwarven craftsmen in the land of Eden.

 

Under contract by The Council of Five to produce an “acoustically perfect” venue for The Seven Voices to perform in, the dwarves chose to build the structure inside a littoral cave at the foot of the Melancholy Mountains—a cave carved by The River Without End itself.

 

Sadly, due to the continued failure of The Harvest of the Voices, the venue has never been used. And after the Council cut funding for the Rangers of the Reek unit designated to protect the place, The Cult of the Lord made quick work of desecrating it and leaving the remnants to be ruined by the thrashing of the River.

 

Though some of the dwarves’ acoustic panels still line the ceiling, walls, and balustrades, the stage itself has been completely submerged by the River—as has the audience’s seating area. In fact, chairs from the auditorium occasionally wash up on beaches throughout the five nations of Eden—where they are variously view as prized possession or as cursed objects to be avoided at all costs.

 

It is thought by some that the Hall will need to be rebuilt before the Voices can complete the work of rebooting reality (as described in the myth “The Tale of the Seven Voices”). This lends an additional level of horror to the proceedings of the Harvest—with mothers who lose their children in that event feeling like, even if their kids turn out to be the Voices that everyone has been searching for, the task ahead of them is so impossible that it’s not worth the undertaking.

Type
Amphitheatre
Parent Location
Owning Organization

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Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull
16 Jan, 2021 13:38

In fact, chairs from the auditorium occasionally wash up on beaches throughout the five nations of Eden—where they are variously view as prized possession or as cursed objects to be avoided at all costs.
  I love the difference in opinion depending who finds the chair. What an interesting ruined structure.

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E. Christopher Clark
16 Jan, 2021 18:45

Thank you! It was a pleasant surprise when that line came out. All I knew when I started was I wanted an auditorium carved into a mountain.

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