These woods had a handful of sites where ancient ruins were covered by roots and climbing plants.
This was once a relatively peaceful forest much like the brighter parts of the nearby High Forest, but as dark creatures poured out of Hellgate Keep into these woods, the dryads and treants of the forest left. Over time, the forest itself became dark and twisted by the demonic forces from Hellgate Keep. Before the fall of Hellgate Keep there were no sylvan races left in these woods. With the fall of Hellgate Keep treants and dryads moved back in and the fiendish creatures have fled the forest, some traveling south towards the Fallen Lands.
Around the Year of Wild Magic, 1372 DR, centaurs and satyrs moved to explore the southern area while some deadly plants and trees like tendriculoses and assassin vines were placed by Turlang along the western slope of the forest to discourage deforestation.
The heart of the forest was populated by giant spiders and other creatures that were the result of cruel magical experiments conducted by the Netherese. Travelers who journeyed through the Forest faced many dangers: ettercap, bears, owlbears, spiders, giant beetles, snakes and stirges roamed among the trees. The eastern side of the forest was less dense than the rest of the forest.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Dale Henson (as slade), Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend, Jennell Jaquays (as Paul Jaquays), Steve Perrin (April 1996). The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (The Wilderness). (TSR, Inc), p. 62. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 25. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.
- ↑ Dale Henson (as slade), Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend, Jennell Jaquays (as Paul Jaquays), Steve Perrin (April 1996). The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (The Wilderness). (TSR, Inc), pp. 53–54. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 83. ISBN 978-0786966004.