The Fifth World

Roleplaying Game

Natural Mystery

Natural Mystery

At the start of the first encounter here ask:

What do you find here out of the ordinary?

Learning this place’s name unlocks:

What makes you curious?

A Mysterious Place

Explore this place to gather awareness.


The more-than-human world offers many mysteries to those who pay attention. An elephant graveyard, a gravity hill, a tree struck by lightning, will o’wisps, or strange lights might mark a place of natural mystery. If you find a place where the birds don’t sing, the animals dance, or it never seems to cool down at night, you’ve found a place of natural mystery. Even something as relatively mundane as a sinkhole, a vortex, or a tidal estuary can mark a place as mysterious.