|Region||High Wood Country|
|Built||17 Saunas 1562|
In the Second Epoch, the High Wood Quake (9 War March 1251) devastated an area of northern Voternil. This resulted in the desertification of a slither of the Taurquion forest and the creation of the wasteland Baranarth.
In 1562, priestesses of the god Sehanine, traveled to the world Cresting Spires, then returned with Cresting Vats. This monumental effort was done by way of a deal between the goddess Sehanine and the primordial god Poseidon. One part of the arrangement stipulated that water would flow from the Cresting Spires to wherever the Cresting Vats were put on Bal-Kriav. One of the points of this contract also said that from time to time water elementals would come through the vats and that no measures should be taken to restrict their occasional use of these rifts.
On Bal-Kriav, Sehanine's priestesses placed clusters of Cresting Vats in and about the wasteland Baranarth, there goal to rejuvenate the wasteland and perhaps in a thousand years return it to verdant forest like it was before the High Wood Quake.
The Cresting Vats are primordial devices built in the Creation War (1486 DE - 8777 DE). They are water motes, mobile rifts for transfer troops to faraway systems. They come in pairs with one permanently fixed on Cresting Spires and the other somewhere else. On Bal-Kriav, those of the High Wood Country are collectively called the Springs of Sehanine.