The Dearthwood

Dearthwood (Dense Forest): Dearthwood is a vast and dense forest to the north and east of the City State. It is home to the Wild Orcs of the Purple Claw. The wild orcs worship a four-armed blood goddess and, until recently, were led by an Amazon queen. Fourteen years ago, the orcs challenged to cut off all supplies to the city and were finally beaten back when the city established a redoubt across the river. Although the redoubt guards were slain to a man, the queen of the wild orcs was killed, and the orcs retired to crown her daughter. Since then, the Overlord has successfully appealed to the druids to protect his woodsmen brave enough to live adjacent to Dearthwood. No one has located the orcs’ stronghold, although many expeditions have been lost attempting it. The Overlord has posted a reward for the slaughter of the orcs and has staffed many surrounding strongholds to lead forays into the wood against the orcs. The wood is also occupied by many druids and the hardy Dunael wood folk, who are noted rangers. Encounters: deer, elk, mountain lion, smilodons, orcs, orcs and more orcs

Adderwood

The Dearthwood

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