The Northwood is a dense, heavily wooded expanse of snow forest north of the Wealds. Whilst referred to in the singular, the Northwood is split into two distinct geographic regions.
The Low Northwood accounts for nearly two-thirds of the forests total area and as the name would suggest, sits in the lowlands north of the Wealds. These lowlands are a natural basin for the rivers sourced in the Lothian Highlands and Western Mountains which makes it an incredibly verdant area. The Low Northwood is mainly comprised of deciduous trees.
The High Northwood is characterized by coniferous and evergreen woodland that covers the highland areas between Tiskkarkand and Old Lothian (before stretching west for another 150 miles). Large mammals like Wood Bison, Moose, and Short-faced Bears are common sights; Snow Cats and Great Wolves are common too.
On occasion, Mimics are also spotted.
The name "Northwood" is derived from the Old Sassanic word for the area, Norþwald. That said, the Sassans only used Norþwald in reference to the Low Northwood, not the entire forest.