Spider leaf Woods
Located in the South Eastern area of the Continent of Valnara, The Spider Leaf Woods is named for the web like patterns on the leaves of the black oak trees that dominate the this ancient forest. At one time the Spider Leaf Woods covered 1/4 of Valnara. However, as civilization spread the Forest slowly shrank.
At first there were very few evil creatures that called the Spider Leaf Woods home. And, the ones that did were kept in check by the elves who lived in the northern area, and the rangers who patroled the Woods. That changed when on a dark winter’s night the quiet was pierced by the sound of the Dark Huntsman and the baying of his hounds. From midnight till just before dawn, the Huntsman and his hounds pursued and killed any creature unluckly to have crossed their path. When The Huntsman and his hounds disappeared with the rays of the morning sun those who had survived that terrible knew that Forest had changed for the worse.
Overnight the once peaceful Spider-Leaf Woods became a dark and menacing place. Fell creatures began to lurk in the shadows. Sunlight seemed to be unable to reach the forest floor. Many that entered the Woods were never seen again. Only the very brave or the very foolish dare to venture deep into its confines.