Fall of Kingdoms
The Stagwood is an old forest that covers the northern area of the eastern peninsula of the Kingdom of Val from coast to coast. Talking to the people of Fort Areos, you wouldn’t think anything remarkable about the woods bordering their small town. But a small few who spend a lot of time in the woods can tell you stories of the great stag spirit that calls this forest home. Most people dismiss this as rangers trying to scare folks into respecting the forest. Only people who have seen the stag know the truth.
There is a trade road that snakes its way through the damp mossy trees. The road is patrolled regularly and is, for the most part, safe. Move off the road, however, and you will quickly find the forest an unforgiving place. Few do so, though, as the woods are uninviting when seen from the road. Instead, people move quickly through the forest, camping only at clearings along the road, and otherwise avoiding exploration.