Petrified Forest

The Petrified Forest; also known as the "Forbidden Forest," is a large woodland on the northern tip of the Island of Cynara,

The forest got its name from the hundreds of petrified souls whose statues lie within the forest. Long ago, the woodland and the castle of Erôn-Khorlöth that lies in its edge were ruled by a Cyrendari noble named Ilros Tarbeck, who, along with all his folk, was ultimately turned to stone, by a great Basilisk that roamed the wood.

The forest is now controlled by the Veiled Society, and is still prowled by several deadly Basilisks, who add to their "statuary" collection, every time there is an unwanted visitor.

There is a single road that passes through the forest on its way to the village of Swanford.