From Dragon Eye Atlas
This page is about the hamlet in Palan. For the city of Schal in Biesen, see Schal.
Schal is a quaint hamlet nestled deep in the heart of the moderately dense temperate rainforest south of the city of Mekezisi. Its winding streets and picturesque cottages seem to harken back to a simpler time, a time when life moved at a slower pace and the only sounds were the gentle chirping of birds and the rustling of leaves in the wind.
But while Schal may appear to be a peaceful haven untouched by the hustle and bustle of modern life, it has a rich and storied history that belies its small size. For centuries, Schal was a bustling hub of activity, with a thriving logging industry and a bustling market square that drew traders and merchants from far and wide.
But as the years passed and the nearby forest began to thin, the hamlet's fortunes waned. The logging industry dried up and the market square fell into disrepair. The once-thriving community became a shadow of its former self, with only a handful of residents remaining.
Despite this, the people of Schal have refused to let their hamlet die. They have rallied together to preserve their home's rich history and to keep its memory alive for future generations. They have restored the market square, though to a smaller size, and even attempted to convince the local nobles to extend the road beyond nearby Adala, so that more traders and merchants come through Schal.
But as much as the people of Schal are trying to revitalize their hamlet, it still lacks that spark of excitement that it once had. The hamlet is small, and the local economy is not that strong, making it hard just to keep the place alive. No new people have settled here for two generations.
But despite these challenges, the residents of Schal remain fiercely proud of their hamlet and its history. They know that with hard work and determination, they can once again make Schal the thriving community it once was. They know that with each passing day, they are one step closer to bringing the vibrant and exciting spirit of the past back to their beloved home.