The Heroes of Loudwater
The Dire Wood is a circle of forest bordered by a ring of albino oaks. The outer ring is 60 miles in circumference, and just inside the circle of albino oaks is a ring of blackened, petrified trees. Within both rings are miles of broken hills that lie under a canopy of living and petrified trees. At the heart of this eldritch woodland is a great butte. A game trail winds up to a warped rock formation on the butte’s face. Green crystals, said to be the hearts of devils, protrude from the ground along this trail. Many speculate that at the heart of the butte lies the petrified remains of Karsus. Karsus was a failed deity whose remains are said to mark the ruins of Karse, an ancient Netheril city.