Modern Exalted: Bring back the Light
The Pole of Wood is the most habitable of the four out-lying Elemental Poles. There, among trees tall as mountains and tangled as cobwebs, mortals dwell side by side with Wyld mutants, spirits and survivors of prehuman races—reptilian bipeds, sapient insects, and many others. From there they send
raiders and spies to afflict human civilization. Zarlath, the westernmost major settlement the renegades possess, serves as their advance base against Creation. It is too deep in the vast elemental woodland to be reached by air strikes or even nuclear missiles. Nonetheless, UES ground forces keep trying to penetrate Zarlath’s defensive cordon. Recent Exalt-led efforts have scarred the city’s fringes, but none have dealt a decisive blow.