Trepunti is one of Quelmar's many reclaimed populations of creatures, monsters, and beasts.
Trepunti was a small start-up village claimed by a number of animals who attempted to make it their own territory, not realizing that they too were intruders on the native land of even older monsters. Villains becomes protagonists and protagonists become villains as the constant switch-up of colonizer and de-colonizer is challenged in this short, fast paced village builder.
The Rat People
The founders of Trepunti, the Rat people were trapped underground after trying to build a religious utopia for themselves. After the cave trapped them in, they worked in secret under the humans of Trepunti, rising in intellegect and organization until the fateful day that they could be released in the the world.
Shortly after the humans were driven out of Trepunti, the old town marketplace collapsed, and the underground crusading rat cult was freed to take the surface world. However, their plans for domination quickly were interrupted as they (as a joke) went to the lake to visit the disguisting leeches living there. However, the joke was short lived, as the two colonies of creatures: Rats and Leeches, immediately fell in love and began to make plans on how to enrich and grow the surrounding area of Trepunti into a new home for their people.
THE OGRESS IS HUNGRY FOR FOOD AND LOVE. OGRESS CAME TO TREPUNTI BECAUSE SHE HEARD CUTE RATS LIVE HERE. RATS NO LIKE OGRESS. OGRESS WILL SMASH RATS AND LEECHES. OGRESS SMASH FOUNTAIN. OGRESS WILL WIN THE HEARTS OF THE RATS BY FORCE.
Ogress might sound like a bad ogre, but to the surprise of everyone in Trepunti, a grave was unearthed on the outskirts of the village revealing the the Ogress's ancestors, the original cyclops that roamed this vale, were buried here in the village, a fact that means....the Ogress is in fact the true native monster of Trepunti, and the animals that moved in (the Rats, the Leeches, and the Magpies) were in fact colonizing land that should have belonged to her and her people.
As these tensions grew, the Ogress did everything she could to take down the others. She suggested snarkily that she would bring the humans BACK to Trepunti, hoping they would wipe out the other monsters. This was a threat she followed through with, and humans soon arrived to begin smashing the projects of the citizens. Neither the fountain nor the spaceships that were being built could be completed as the Ogress began her crusade. It is unknown if the Ogress was able to claim the land after the humans returned.
Some believed it was called Lake Trio because it was shaped like a tree. Others thing it was named Trio after the "Tre" in "Trepunti. In any case, the lake was relatively safe and useful source of water for the village's many projects. Lake Trio was home to the leech hivemind.
Later renamed "Munchu Eatchu" by the monsters of the village, the Ponchu Beatchu temple was a massive mayan-esque ziggurat that towered over Lake Trio. It was believed that the original humans who lived here used to do human sacrifices, throwing their own kind from the temple into the leech-infested waters. After the humans fled and the monsters and animals took over, they believed that the human sacrifices were still important. Any humans who stumbled back into Trepunti were likely thrown to the leeches as part of this "Religion + Restaurant" service.
The Beautiful Magic fountain of Trepunti
Hoping to bridge the mounting tensions of the village, one last ditch effort was made by the rats, to build a beautiful fountain in the town that all could admire and drink from. This massive project would require the work of all creatures of Trepunti, but unfortunately this dream was shattered when the Ogress, unimpressed and still broken hearted, smashed the fountain to bits.