About Murmuring Woods – Riversleigh Manor
Beyond Riversleigh, not marked on any map, lies the enchanted Murmuring Wood, where the sylphs and nature spirits play, and the trees talk, and brooks babble. Watched over by Imogen Crest the Hermit, when not at the Lemurian Hermitage, on a Grand Tour, or at the City of Ladies in Cyberia, it is usually a place of infinite peace, wisdom and exploration. Yet it also contains the magical “Faraway Tree”, where Madame L’Enchanteur is mistress of many mysterious lands. Herself a mystery, no-one has ever been able to predict what will happen in Lemuria. Yet what is known is that no journey is done, but through the woods, and through the trees…
The Riversleigh Legacy & Legend:
Lady Sibyl Riversleigh is the youngest daughter of Lord Riversleigh. Her mother died at the time of her birth and Lord Riversleigh sent her to boarding school in Cyberia when she was only five. Lady Riversleigh was educated in fine arts at the Cyberian Mouseion and is an accomplished actress.
Lord Riversleigh never approved of Sibyl’s career or her determination to remain single and he disowned her when she went on the stage at a theatre in Cyberia.
Upon the death of her father and brother Charles, Sibyl inherited the family Manor house. Since returning to Riversleigh Sibyl has opened the house to artists, writers, musicians and travelling itinerants. She may seem young but she is multi-skilled and rules the estate with all the authority of her father.
When Sibyl enters a room her presence fills any void. She is a true patron of the arts and a muse to many who live in this old house. It is her intention to run a gallery and showcase the work of residents. She is also a dab hand at organising events and controls most of the daily routine in the Manor. Ebony Wilder, the housekeeper who also worked for her mother, is a true ally and together they make a formidable team.
– Madam L’Enchanteur of Lemuria