The Northwoods – Very dense and dark, the large number of thickets and the fact that there may be only a few feet between each tree makes travel through Northwoods a long, arduous task. It normally takes up to five hours to cover one mile on foot. With the exception of small pack animals passage through Northwoods on horseback is impossible in all but the far eastern section of the woods. Here it begins to thin out as it approaches Lake Magnys. Deer and wild game abound in this area. These peaceful, idyllic seeming woods are the most dangerous in the region. Only the human inhabited northwest section is relatively safe. Horses always act skittish and frightened in these woods. Even the best trained horse will bolt wildly from its rider if the opportunity presents itself. Presumably the reason for this unnatural behavior is due to the strange and mystical woodland spirits which are said to live here. It is said that faeries abound in the Northwoods and that many an unfortunate traveler has fallen victim to the Faeries Dance presided over by the great and awful King of the Faeries. Rumor also tells of a demon-haunted pool and of terrible creatures that crawl down from the mountains. To complicate matters more, a handful of rag-tag human, Orc, and Ogre bandits roam the area preying on unsuspecting wayfarers.