The Direwood

The Direwood is a strange and dark woodland that is one of the least explored regions on the continent of Corwyn.

The rumors of terrible beasts, strange men, and terrifying undead that haunt the forest have driven away most visitors and hardly anything is known of the forest. Thousands of years ago, the forest was inhabited by centaurs, fairies, and elves, but a dark evil gradually drove those creatures from the forest. This evil presence was for a time countered by a brave force of western men, who left from the realm of Amar and built a great fortress called Ator’s Keep in the center of the forest as a bastion of goodness and decency. Eventually, the fortress fell, and its defenders were slain or captured. The forest returned to darkness, and with the decay of the realm of Adar, no other attempts to cleanse the woodland were ever undertaken. Both orcs and eastern men of Daroon descent dwell in the forest, but few outsiders ever venture within. It is said that the Dark Gods of Sarkosa use the Direwood as an evil playground, and whole societies of dark followers worship them there.