A Forgotten Evil
The Churlwood is a dense forest of impenetrable thickets located to the north of Varisia’s Lost Coast, bordered by the Fogscar Mountains to the west and the Lampblack River to the east. Due to the difficulty non-natives have in finding their way through it, and its proximity to the settlements of Wolf’s Ear, Roderic’s Cove, and Ravenmoor, it has also become a favorite hide-out for all manner of criminals.
Besides the bandits it is home to small communities of druids who guard the natural beauty of the place, as well as plentiful large vermin and wild game. The Shoanti Shriikirri-Quah tribe consider the eastern edges of the forest to be part of their domain, and tribesmen can sometimes be found there, studying and communing with the native wildlife.