Ahi quanto a dir qual era e cosa dura
esta selva selvaggia e aspra e forte
che nel pensier rinova la paura!
Tant’ e amara che poco e piu morte.
- Dante Alighieri, Inferno
Ah, it is hard to speak of what it was,
that savage forest, dense and difficult,
which even in recall renews my fear:
so bitter – death is hardly more severe!
- Translated by Allen Mandelbaum
Welcome to the world of Damos. Verdant jungle, lush grassland, craggy, snow-covered young mountains. A paradise of a realm, it might seem at first glance…