Demeter’s Garden is a salt marsh formed at the confluence of the Great Divide, the Delain River, and the Caspian Sea. The location is blessed by Demeter with extraordinarily diverse plants and animals. This vigorous ecology extends to the monster wildlife as well. Many fierce beasts and plant monsters dwell in Demeter’s Garden, feasting on each other and any foolish travelers that stumble into the swamp.
The dungeon protecting the Copper Orb of Dragonkind is hidden with Demeter’s Garden. Amalgami the Hero designed an aquatic dungeon in the muck and slime beneath the surface of the vast marsh. He worked with the other Heroes of the Dragon War to incorporate elements from each of the other dungeons in the defense of his dungeon. Additionally, he protected the final chamber with a set of doors that could only be opened by a few riddles of Amalgami’s own creation.
Eathirilu made a place of refuge for himself in Demeter’s Garden during the Second Alliance War. He enchanted the plants and beasts to obey his commands and to defend a section of the swamp that would belong to him. He laid further protective wards in the swamp to prevent any who would exploit nature from reaching the center of Eathirilu’s banyan tree grove. Soon after the war’s end, Eathirilu’s time came. He transformed himself into an enormous banyan tree at the center of Demeter’s Garden. His elven mind slowed and he went to sleep, never to wake.
The Flower of the Deep is a mithral mine originally discovered by the Dwarves of Jord. They used the metal to produce armor and to reinforce the spectacular structures in the tunnels of Jord. Unfortunately the mine was attacked by Drow about fifty years ago. The Hill Dwarves attempted to reclaim their territory, but their initial attacks were repulsed. King Dainlin was forced to accede the mine for a few decades as his attention was brought to the wars in Xoria. When the war against the wights ends, Dainlin hopes to retake the Flower of the Deep with the full might of the reunited Dwarven Kingdom.
While the dwarves were kept busy the Drow set up their own operation to harvest the mithral. The purified metal was taken deep into the Underdark to serve the purposes of Queen Medrika of the Dark Elves.