"Well, if i had to describe it to outsiders I would say that as you venture within, and leave the comforting light behind, its like the shadows come alive, the canopy thickens and the forest stretches on as far as the eye can see. Branches reach out to snag the unwary and the denizens of the forest hunger for outsiders... nothing you can't handle right Adon?" -Lucretia Amanode
A royal grant cedes control of most of the Dreadwood to the elves, who inturn act as the crown's representatives in protecting the forest. The wood also serves as home to Reynard Yargrove who is the Great Druidess of the Sheldomar Valley and a servant of Obad-Hai.
Keoish royal garrisons are placed around and within the forest. The garrisons and elves constantly battle evil creatures in an effort to clear the forest of them, but these efforts have been in vain. In addition, forces from the Hold of the Sea Princes and monsters from the Hool Marshes use the Dreadwood as a type of highway to raid the kingdom's southern provinces. These groups are battled as well and this takes a considerable toll on the soldiers of the garrisons and the elves of the forest.
Features and settlements Edit
The village of Grayhill, administrative seat of Keoland's Barony of Grayhill, is located in the northern Dreadwood.
The Dread Port sits in the southeastern portion of the forest. It is a secret staging area of the Yeomanry League.