The Arken Wood
The sprawling Arken Wood comprises most of Arkengard’s vale. The people of Arkengard are well used to avoiding travel through the wood – partly due to superstition, and partly due to real danger. Whether you pay much mind to the doings of faeries, trolls, and goblins, even the most stalwart of Arkengard’s peasants has a healthy fear of the very real threats of brigands and whitesabers.
Behind the safety of town walls, the common folk may laugh off stories of elves and tell tales of the Weird King and his court to frighten children, but any sane man knows the realm of Faerie clings to the nape of Arkengard like a shadow, and in the Arken Wood, especially so.