The Legendary 12
The Shadowwood is an immense stretch of forest in northwestern Othyr, separated from The Black Forest by the Ultus Mountains. The trees here are tall and thick, casting the floors of the forest in eternal shadow.
The Shadowwood has a reputation almost as dark as its larger counterpart, and those with any caution avoid the woods most studiously. Although verified reports are exceedingly rare, there have been sightings of ghouls, zombies, and other undead roaming the darkest thickets of the Shadowwood. Many trace this presence back to the history of the forest, which often hid criminals and necromancer’s from the Kings justice after they fled Sasplen.
Besides its infestation of undeath, however, the Shadowwood lacks the raw, fantastical energy imbued within the Black Forest, and as such holds no power over the minds of its visitor’s. Short of an undead attack, the forest is as normal as any other, with branching conifer trees and stout oaks making up most of the wildlife.