Ragnarok's Dark Fay actually allowed some good change to occur in Vacarta. As the energy rushed through the province, destroying several things in it's wake, the Lower Lands were able to flourish.
The town is now in ruins and the Gold Mine entrance, lost. That hasn't stopped Maria though! She keeps her labratory maintained and hidden from outsiders.
Most of the surrounding area has seen only positivies from the destruction.
Web Wood Forest:
Once a dark and dingy place, the Web Wood Forest is now a lot more lively. Leaves grow on the trees, animals frolick in the grass, water flows through small pathways. The Dark Fay energy that broke the Cleansing Ritual's barrier, allowed for a large influx of natural Fay from Fayvale to surface to the Lower Lands of Drachell, allowing the forest to bloom so nicely.
As you move more East, the swampland grows thicker. Ragnarok's Dark Fay Energy has slowly begun to combat the freash Fay of Fayvale.