Aerilie Fountain

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The Aerilie Fountain, primarily known for its medicinal healing and restorative fluid, and its sixth century Berulean architecture, is a popular landmark in the City of Goats.

Origins

When Death Plague struck the City of Goats in year 1007, the fountain was commissioned by the Highest Goatess, Aerilie. At the time, she had a deep fascination with the Healing Waters of Parapall, but having never seen the Healing Waters of Parapall, decided she could not risk the travel personally to save her goatkin. Instead, she sent a small party of water retrievers to procure some of the Healing Waters and return them to the city.

In true Berulean form, the fountain itself was borne from melting, shaping, then cooling chunks of turtrock from surrounding mountains. In a unique diversion from the Berulean style, the twisted rock-metal of the fountain was then carved with intricate ancient healing symbols. Although Aerilie staunchly and openly professed her belief in the powers of the Healing Waters of Parapall, it has been said that she ordered the symbols to be carved "for good measure."

Current

Today, visitors come to dip in Aerilie Fountain for various physical ailments, mindworries, and cures for undesirable proclivities. The Healing Waters are flushed and cleansed once a lunar month to maintain their pristine condition and to prevent the Death Plague from returning.

The City of Goats collects donations at the site of the fountain, and reports an income of 3.5 million frugars every year.

Popular Culture

The Aerilie Fountain is referenced several times in the Poems of Sarti, and Tales of a HellPath Life by Bergens. In his works, Bergens openly blamed the fountain's waters for not healing his sickly kin, but others believe it was the vigorous dunking in the waters themselves by Bergens that led to his kin's demise.

Citations

City of Goats, Healing Waters of Parapall

by ElizabethN