The Slumbering Tsar
The Dread Swamp
The northern portion of the Grunge, where the Lower Falls empties into its collection pool, was always a humid and damp locale, more so after the fall of the city. With the abandonment of the city and the end of its maintenance of the collection pool drains and a shift in the water table, this section became downright sodden. Over the years the saturated ground grew softer and softer. Sections of ground receded and mires appeared. The foundations of buildings began to sink into the soft earth. Lush growths of water plants began to appear in the newly forming environment, further contributing to the deterioration of structures. When a century had passed, this entire section of the Grunge had been swallowed beneath a stagnant lake and its surrounding marsh. Virtually all of the area’s buildings had crumbled to ruin beneath a carpet of overgrowth and sunken into the sucking mire.