Explorers of Barsaive
The massive forest known as the Blood Wood lies along Barsaive‘s northern boundary. Known as the Wyrm Wood before the Scourge, this forest holds the Elven Court rules by Elven Queen . The the Elven Court was once the center of elven culture, the horrible mutilation to which the elves of the Wood subjected themselves to survive the Horrors caused many elves outside the Blood Wood to forsake Alachia. They see her and her ilk as abominations, as monstrous as the Horrors themselves, and many scholars share this sentiment. Travelers who have visited the Blood Wood, however, often contend that the elves of the Wood remain a beautiful people, despite the horrible things they did to their bodies in order to survive the Scourge. The inhabitants of the Blood Wood remain capable of intricate magic; the Elven Queen’s castle, built on a foundation of six Blood Trees, is still universally recognized as a wonder to behold.