The dark mass of the Arthfell Forest looms just to the north of the trade route, an ominous
wall of unbroken green and shadow. Stretching far to the south, most of Arthfell Forest actually
stands outside the vague borders of Darkmoon Vale. The primarily pine and fir forest generally avoids the axes of loggers affiliated with the Lumber Consortium, thanks to its lack of darkwood. More than two centuries ago, when both it and Darkmoon Wood were much larger and a part of the same forest, a druid circle leader named Narven united the nature-loving peoples in and near Arthfell Forest under his control. Declaring himself the Forest King, Narven reigned supreme within Arthfell Forest for more than 50 years before old age finally caught him in his sleep. His kingdom quickly disbanded thereafter, leaving behind few indications of its existence.
King Narven ruled over the Arthfell more than two centuries ago.
Devoted to a druidic faith, this arboreal kingdom left few traces upon the land
when it collapsed in a bloody coup led by the peoples of the southern moors, who
sought to embrace the civilization of the surrounding lands. The only survivor of the
forest king’s family fled to the depths of the primeval forest after Narven was slain
on the field of battle. Generations later, the last descendant of the forest king’s line, a
druid named Willowroot, sought out the ancient battlefield where his ancestor