The Starcoast Woods stretch south of the Winterhaven Plains, filling the available land between the Sea of Stars and the southern portion of the Blademist Mountains. There are rumours of giant spiders and centaurs inhabiting the forest.
- Orik’s Lumber Company: A company of lumberjacks.
- Peregrinator’s Temple: An ancient temple, filled with the undead.
|Movement in Light Forest|
|Speed Per Round||15 feet||20 feet||30 feet||40 feet||50 feet||60 feet|
|Movement Per Hour||0.75 miles||1 miles||1.5 miles||2 miles||2.5 miles||3 miles|
|Time to Cross One Hex||8 hours||6 hours||4 hours||3 hours||2 hr 24 min||2 hours|
|Time to Explore One Hex||16 hours||12 hours||8 hours||6 hours||4 hr 48 min||4 hours|
Trees: A creature standing in the same square as a tree gains partial cover, which grants a +2 bonus to Armor Class and a +1 bonus on Reflex saves. The presence of a tree doesn’t otherwise affect a creature’s fighting space, because it’s assumed that the creature is using the tree to its advantage when it can. The trunk of a typical tree has AC 4, hardness 5, and 150 hp. A DC 15 Climb check is sufficient to climb a tree. Massive trees take up an entire square and provide cover to anyone behind them. They have AC 3, hardness 5, and 600 hp. Like their smaller counterparts, it takes a DC 15 Climb check to climb them.
Undergrowth: Roots, and short bushes cover much of the ground in a forest. A space covered with light undergrowth costs 2 squares of movement to move into, and provides concealment. Undergrowth increases the DC of Acrobatics and Stealth checks by 2 because the leaves and branches get in the way. Heavy undergrowth costs 4 squares of movement to move into and provides concealment with a 30% miss chance (instead of the usual 20%). It increases the DC of Acrobatics checks by 5. Heavy undergrowth is easy to hide in, granting a +5 circumstance bonus on Stealth checks. Running and charging are impossible. Squares with undergrowth are often clustered together. Undergrowth and trees aren’t mutually exclusive; it’s common for a 5-foot square to have both a tree and undergrowth.
Other Terrain Elements: Fallen logs generally stand about 3 feet high and provide cover just as low walls do. They cost 5 feet of movement to cross. Forest streams average 5 to 10 feet wide and no more than 5 feet deep. Pathways wind through most forests, allowing normal movement and providing neither cover nor concealment.
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