"Come visit beautiful Palladia Forest!" Seymour proclaimed in his best announcer's voice. "We've got trees! We've got groves of trees! And what's that over there? Fucking trees!"Palladia Forest is a large forest located on the outskirts of the Washington metropolitan area. It has remained relatively untouched by civilization, so it's teeming with plenty of diverse wildlife. It's also home to the isolated gorgon town of Cottonmouth.
Palladium Forest is located on the Virginia side of the Potomac River, sandwiched between it and the George Washington Memorial Highway. It covers an area of about 960 acres, or 1.5 square miles. The forest is situated close to the Potomac River on the Virginia side. Tree growth is rather dense, with trees growing as tall as seventy feet high, so the majority of settlement space is located in clearings and on the forest fringes. It's a popular destination in autumn for watching the leaves change color.
Flora & Fauna
Palladia Forest is home to a very diverse wildlife, with species including rabbits, turkey, pheasants, turtles, ducks, and quail, as well as numerous bird species including mockingbirds, bluebirds, hummingbirds, and orioles. Other indigenous species include black snakes, garter snakes, rattle snakes, copperheads, bullfrogs and other types of frogs, ground squirrels, flying squirrels, skunks, opossums, raccoons, foxes, beavers, deer, coyotes, and occasionally bears. Native tree species include willow, birch, cedar, and oak. Other plant species include white horehound, sweet fennel, wild cherries, and wild strawberries. The nearby Potomac also offers a variety of fish, including bass, pike, and walleye.
Due to being further away from urban development, Palladia Forest boasts high numbers of wild game animals. Any ground that isn't covered by trees makes for decent farmland perfect for raising crops like grains, fruits, and vegetables, or livestock like hogs and chickens.