When I was a little kid and I saw a log, or a branch, or a mossy rock sometimes I would think they looked like some sort of forest creature. I would pretend they were forest guardians or spirits. As I grew up my games with the “forest spirits” were fewer and far between, but every now and again a particularly good log would catch my imagination. When I first moved to Alderleaf I spotted a really neat looking tree branch at the base of the hill. It stretched out horizontally and had a thick mane of moss and lichen hanging off it (so much so I couldn’t even see the bark beneath it). It looked to me like a long neck of some shaggy forest dweller, and I had a little flashback to all my spontaneous woodland friends from my childhood. Anyways, this guy is based on that tree branch. Funny thing is I can’t seem to find the branch at the base of the hill anymore, it’s almost like it got up and walked away.
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