The Garden of Time
Warm Mist by Andreas Rocha (Fantasy Art Watch)
After many weeks of traveling in the seemingly endless musty forest with no sign of human life or even of the sun, it was a relief to see a gap of light in the trees up ahead. Walking into the light at the opening of the forest was like pulling back the curtains in the morning sun after a dark night. As if to say farewell One last giant tree stood at the end of the trail leaning over yet still towering in the sky as if to say goodbye.
Nocnitsa- Slavic myth: the "Night hag". An old woman made of shadow that visits sleepers at night that are sleeping on their back with their arms across their chest. She sits on their chest and sucks out their life force. She has a horrible screeching voice and smells of the moss and dirt from her forest of origin. She cannot touch iron.