The lake was originally situated in a valley among the mountains. The swarm have always
used the lake as it was the only source of still water in the area. The swarm would go to
the source of food, but always return to the lake where the Queen would be resting in her
cave. This cave had several large chambers at the rear where the nest was located and a
large empty chamber at the front.
While the swarm was searching for food and away from the cave for a couple of days, the
front chamber was taken over by a witch who had been thrown out of her town. She did not
know that there was a nest at the rear of the cave.
There was a violent storm beginning and the swarm flew into the cave as a large mass.
Their timing was not good. As they entered they flew straight into a large circular area
and also into the witch. The witch was at the critical point of summoning an evil greater
spirit so as to reek revenge on her town. The swarm completely destroyed her concentration
and the protection of the circle.
The evil greater spirit stepped out of the circle and took hold of the witch. "You
will die a slow death of thirst and starvation for disturbing my feasting time you old
hag. Now say good bye to your world."
The witch looked at the Locust Queen and cursed her for her indifference. The curse was
for the Queen to have her swarm die of thirst as the witch was now doomed to do.
Unfortunately for the witch, she did not get a chance to complete the curse before she was
dragged by the greater spirit from this world. The result was that instead of the lake
being destroyed, it merely teleported to a different location.
The swarm had to leave the nest and find another source of still water. When they found
their lake again they began to build a new nest. Within a few days the lake vanished again
and the Queen has been chasing it ever since.
There is not enough time in one location for the Queen to set up a nest so the swarm is
slowly reducing in size. She is desperate to find a way to stop the lake from moving.