Oolahana is from the Grove, a small community located about 2 hours’ walk north of Sendrassil. It has about 50-75 inhabitants, about 40% of which are elves. Another 20% are hamadryads, and the rest are all sorts of races. Inhabitants are friendly to the not infrequent drifters who find their way there, and accept all known races. Most but not all of the inhabitants are vegetarian, since the Grove is agricultural in nature. Age of adulthood is 19. Birthdays are celebrated by wearing flowers in honor of the celebrant. Everyone in the Grove is considered family, and “big/little brother/sister” refer to permanent residents.
They are governed by a small group known as the Council. The guards of the Grove are called Thorns of the Blackberry. The current Council head is an elf named Kamaa, and the second in command is a hamadryad named Yseenal.
Drifters can ask the Council for a permanent place, usually after having lived in the Grove for a year. Some drifters are adopted early, usually children or a member’s friend. Drifters who have indicated a desire to stay are sometimes called “cousin” until formal Adoption.