For over a year, the combined forces of the GulTor’Uf and Wintermute have been diverting the Oasis of Karov. Perhaps one of the most beloved and respected sites in all of the Goblin Lands, the Oasis of Karov has been a meeting place of Nomadic Karovians.
It is the location of their conclave, and their major spiritual rights.
So it was surprising when for all those Nomadic Karovians who visit the Oasis, there was suddenly an outbreak of a toxic form of algae. Among the Karovains there were masters of Water Leyas, who attempted to purify the water. They succeeded, but it was obvious that something was deeply affecting the health of what had been a natural spring.
The Wild Gor’abs kept their council to themselves. They knew with all the building in the Ruins of Karov, one fool or another would seek to take advantage of the water source for themselves. Since the success in diplomacy at the Grand Conclave, most had avoided the Ruins and the “City-dwelllers” there. And a live and let live mentality had spread.
That was before a young Unense scientist named Dwenn Dyvan was brought in by the Karovian Mag’ol Zh’al On. The scientist used deep diving to confirm his theories but within weeks he was able to provide his findings to a secret Karovian conclave.
Those who had taken the city of Karov had diverted the Oasis’ source. They had brought it into the city, where pipes and filtration mechanisms of a very non-Olgog design were in full use. The “cleaning” of the sacred waters had killed many of the essential elements of the biosphere of the Oasis. Dwenn Dyvan was sad to inform the secret conclave that the algal blooms would continue, and all the natural wildlife who relied upon the Oasis would be driven away. He continued saying that while they could consistently repurify the water, this would only add to it becoming a completely dead water source.
Many local animals relied upon the minerals that bubbled up would begin to sicken and die from drastic mineral loss. Even with the purifying, they could not remineralize the water, after the filtration systems had “purified it”.
The Karovian Elders were astounded. After the immense progress in getting the “city-dwellers” accepted, the city-dwellers had stolen their water. It would have been a spiritual offense if the city had started pumping water away from the Oasis without asking permission. But to add insult to injury, and steal the source…?
Dwenn Dyvan was paid for his silence, and the Karovian Elders said none of the city would learn that they knew this secret theft. The Karovian Elders had plans, but they would be smart about implementing them.
[NEITHER WINTERMUTE NOR GULTOR’UF know about the current state of the Oasis. As far as their own “scientists” are telling them, the water is pure and the filtration is working, and “that is all that matters”.]