In a rather surprising development from our most recent session of ‘Let Sleeping Tsars Lie’, Anselme’s player began the initiative in construction a base of operations from which the party could continue to foray out into the Desolation. These are from the first iteration of the formation of such–pulled off thus far by a corroboration of labor fashioning forms for mud and then the extensive utilization of the Transmute Mud to Rock spell!
The very center of this new HQ is a maintained Grove of Respite cast by Anselme as well, providing something of an oasis before the cusp of the wasteland. From here, the party is working to develop additional structures to house their supporting ensemble as well as providing other services, such as a smithy and temple for consecration and other preparations. I found it all very cool and wanted to share!