Located nearly at the heart of the kingdom, this large sprawling decidious wood got its name back at the start of the 20th century when it was crawling with bandits. It is now supposed to be clear of their like but still no one travels through the wood if they can help it as it still has an evil reputation.Lying about a day's walk up stream from Waymeet, following the Dragons Flood, it's northern reaches edge the southern boundary of the Furrowed Hills and its southern reaches overhang the slow moving river. It is a fairly tangled forest with many briars, thorns and thistles. It is not a simple place to pass through. There are no known paths through the forest. The trees here are not suitable for felling so there is no real economic gain to be had with claiming control of the wood. The wood is supposed to be deserted and is not logged by any woodsmen so there are no political issues here. The wood lies almost equidistant to Thistledelve and Waymeet so it probably suffers from both towns assuming the other will look after it.