Arch Wood

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Map of Arch Wood and surrounding area
Arch Wood
Geographical information
Type Forest
Area Archendale, Dalelands[1]
Societal information
Races Owlbears[1]
Organizations in the Arch Wood
Settlements in the Arch Wood

Arch Wood was a forest on the northern border of Archendale.[1]


Between Archendale and Tasseldale lies the Arch Wood, an old remnant of ancient Cormanthor. The Arch Wood is a dark, dense forest of gnarled oak, ash, and elm. It has always had a bad reputation in the local area, and it is haunted by dangerous owlbears.

The folk of Archendale are logging areas of the forest, and want to press ahead with a more ambitious timbering and settling plan. Very few Archendalesmen care to spend a night in the woods, though — they believe that the Arch Wood hates and hungers after humans.

Hidden deep within the wood are the remains of an old elven school of wizardry. No Archendalesmen know where to find them, although there are many dark tales cold in Archenbridge about woodsmen who never returned from the forest. The ruins are over- grown and there are several mage-tombs hidden within.

Adventure in the Arch Wood

Heroes in Tasseldale, Highmoon, or Archendale may hear rumors of mysterious ruins hidden in the forest. Another source of potential conflict and adventure lies in the the Archendalesmens' logging efforts in the Arch Wood, and the opposition of Deepingdale and Tasseldale. Small parties of highwaymen and bandits occasionally set up camp in the Arch Wood, using the forests to spring their ambushes along the East Way. Several small bands are now operating in the northern stretches of the forest.

Among the known sites:

Dead Forest
an area of all-dead trees.
Flying Golem
always sighted in the area of the hills N of the Dead Forest
Misty Basin
a pool with restorative powers.
Burrowpatch
an enormous thicket, possibly suitable for fortification
Grapplertown
the area claimed by arboreal grapplers
Forest of Towers
numerous abandoned tall towers
Bones of the Old One
a druid-circle that may have been used for dark ceremonies
Oldron's Bridge
a bridge at the end of a half-built road through the wood

Geography

Throughout history, the majority of the forest has never been logged.[2] The Arch Wood was a dark, dense forest full of oak, ash, elm[3], shadowtop and duskwood trees.[1]

Inhabitants

Notable locations

The Arch Wood had ruins in it including the remains of an old elven school of wizardry.[3]


Location Information

Depictions of Arch Wood

Arch Wood.jpg, Archendale.jpg, Bones of the Old Ones.png, Dalelands Atlas.jpg, Goldneth Tower.jpg, Inner Sea.JPG, Sembia Atlas.png, Sembia.jpg

Campaign Appearances

 Session DatePCsNPCsOrgsVenuesEncountersSpellsItemsPortrait
To Archenbridge and Beyond12 January 2018Amaranth Myrndsdottir
Jorgrim Arbgard
Zillen Waywocket
Kasdak Burnbarrow
Whitlock Brandish
Serinia
Tordok
Hannah Grey
Eduard
Oldron
Storm King
Rodus
Demerian
Eradin
Tor-Irlan
RidesmenArchenbridge
Highmoon
Falls of Tumbling Stars
White Ford
Three Shoes Smithy
Arch Pool
Nairning
Arch Wood
Ogre
Dire lion
Giant scorpion
Arch Wood.jpg
Into the Burrow Patch27 January 2018Amaranth Myrndsdottir
Jorgrim Arbgard
Zillen Waywocket
Kasdak Burnbarrow
Serinia
Eradin
Vuroosk
Arthur Goldneth
Circle of Wild PowerBurrowpatch
Arch Wood
Dire wolf
Goblin
Giant spider
Giant elk
Amphiptere
Spectre flowerGoldneth Tower.jpg
Clearing Out the Burrow Patch15 February 2018Amaranth Myrndsdottir
Jorgrim Arbgard
Zillen Waywocket
Kasdak Burnbarrow
Serinia
Eduard
Eradin
Gellius Starag
Blath Ingram
Jarvis Ritter
Kubas Daergal
Tessara Ulondarr
Crenn Treestorm
Merchant of Misery
Church of Moander
Circle of Wild Power
Westgate
Empty Fish
White Ford
Dancing Place
Burrowpatch
Bones of the Old One
Arch Wood
Bear
Children of the Briar
Crenn Treestorm
Carrion Beetle
Cult of Moander
Leshy
Moonbeam
Flaming Sphere
Hold Person
Snillocs Snowball Swarm
Animal Friendship
Sacred Flame
Lesser Restoration
Emerald
Periapt of Health
Treebrother
Seed of Moander
Letter-to-crenn-treestorm.png
Jorgrim and the Large Toad2 March 2018Jorgrim ArbgardAmaranth Myrndsdottir
Zillen Waywocket
Arch WoodBag of Tricks

Nearby Locations

 MapLocated inLocation ofBuilding TypeLocation TypeNearInhabitantsOrganizationsHabitat forMap Location
ArchendaleDalelands Atlas.jpgNorth Faerûn
Dalelands
Archenbridge
Bounty of the Goddess
Swordpoint
White Ford
Thunder Peaks
Highmoon
River Arkhen
Mount Thalagbror
Arkhen Vale
Arkhen Falls
Arch Wood
Gordon Stakaria
Stellaga Brightstar
Thaliach Mindogar
Ridesmen
Church of Selune
Church of Mielikki
Church of Lathander
Church of Chauntea
Church of Silvanus
Church of Tempus
Mirksha Mirksha and Mirksha
Jendalars Fine Fruits
Darkwater Brand
Stone Crab Coster
Arkhen ValeDalelands Atlas.jpgArchendaleArch Pool
Nairning
Ladys Belt
Ramblecoats
ValleyArchenbridge
Thunder Peaks
River Arkhen
White Ford
Dawnpost
Mount Thalagbror
Arkhen Falls
Sparkling Stones
Arch Wood
RidesmenPegasus
Hobgoblin
Sheep
Wyvern
Vulture
DalelandsDaleslarge.jpgNorth FaerûnSembia
Cormyr
Cormanthor
Anauroch
Elminster AumarHuman
East WayDalelands Atlas.jpgInterior Faerûn
Faerûn
RoadArabel
Yhaunn
Sembia
Cormyr
HighmoonSembia.jpgDeepingdale
Dalelands
Large TownSettlement
River ArkhenSembia.jpgSembiaFreshwater
River
Archenbridge
Thunder Peaks
Arch Wood
Selgaunt
TasseldaleDaleslarge.jpgDalelandsAbbey of the Just Hammer
Archtassel
Dun Hills
Glaun Bog
Glaun
Halfcrag
Arrowmark
Moontassel
Tasselheart
Tegal's Mark
White FordArchendale.jpgArchendaleFelsharps Furniture
Three Shoes Smithy
Hanged Hobgoblin House
Archenbridge
Highmoon
Deepingdale
River Arkhen
Beacon Tor
Arch Wood
Ridesmen

Inhabitants of Arch Wood

 PortraitRaceClassOccupationInhabitsMember ofAlly ofEnemy of
Arthur GoldnethFile:Arthur Goldneth.jpgHumanHermitArch Wood
Crenn TreestormFile:Crenn Treestorm.jpgHumanBlightlord
Druid
Burrowpatch
Arch Wood
Church of Moander
Feena ArchwoodFile:Feena Archwood.jpgWerewolfClericArchendale
Yhaunn
Sembia
Moonshadow Hall
North Faerûn
Dalelands
Arch Wood
Church of Selune
OldronFile:Oldron.jpgHumanEntrepreneurArchenbridge
Archendale
Nairning
Arch Wood
RuskFile:Rusk.jpgWerewolf
Human
HuntmasterArch WoodPeople of the Black BloodTalbot Uskevren
SeriniaSerinia.jpgForest gnomeClericProfessorWestgate
Earthome College
Druid Manor
Sembia
Arch Wood
Church of MielikkiXochitl
Gamora
Circle of Wild Power
VurooskFile:Vuroosk.jpgGoblinChieftainArch Wood

Organizations active in Arch Wood

 SymbolOrganization TypeActive inWorshipsMembersMembershipAlly ofEnemy ofEconomic Ties
People of the Black BloodFile:People of the Black Blood.pngTribeMoonwood
Chondalwood
Wyvernstones of Hullack
High Forest
Quaervarr
Chult
Claw Hollow
Moray
Arch Wood
Cormanthor
Kythorn
MalarJarthon Drael
Heskret
Totoruan
Mainu
Vakennis
LycanthropyMalar
Church of Malar
Church of Selune

Creatures found in Arch Wood

 PortraitCreature TypeHabitatAlignmentWorshipsFound withEnemy of
Arboreal grapplerArboreal Grappler.jpg
AshAsh.jpg
BanditBandit.jpg
Duskwood (tree)Ardeep Forest
Flooded Forest
Sword Coast
Adhe Wood
The Vast
Cormanthor
ElmElm.jpgTree
HuntmasterMalarChurch of Malar
OakOak.jpgPlant
Tree
OwlbearOwlbear.jpgFey
Magical Beast
Forest
ShadowtopFile:Shadowtop.jpgPlant
Tree
High Forest
Elven Court
Spectre flowerGoldneth Tower.jpgPlantGoldneth Tower
Arch Wood
WerewolfNatural creature
Lycanthropy

Arch Wood Events

Events associated with Arch Wood Locations

No known events for Arch Wood Locations

Events celebrated by Organizations found in Arch Wood

No known events for Arch Wood

History

 Year ofNPCsVenuesOrgsCreaturesItemsDeitiesEvents
1372 DRWild MagicRuha
Kalahar Twohands
Obould
Elminster Aumar
Caladnei
Malik el Sami yn Nasser
Bruenor Battlehammer
Sunset
Kaanyr Vhok
Vangerdahast Aeiulvana
Miltiades
Tarl Desanea
Shal Desanea
Abdel Adrian
Innovindil
Wulfgar
Kern Desanea
Duneth Wharreil
Pharaun Mizzrym
Grguch
Talbot Uskevren
Irae T'sarran
Nergal
Belshazu
Thamalon Uskevren
Shamur Uskevren
Rusk
Marance Talendar
Aluvauna Thornym
Otar
Horgar Steelshadow V
Waterdeep
Luskan
Thultanthar
Tilverton
Westgate
Thay
Menzoberranzan
Icewind Dale
Loudwater
Moonwood
Nether Mountains
Ched Nasad
Maerimydra
Many-Arrows
Gracklstugh
Aglarond
Deadsnows
High Forest
Abyss
Phlan
Dungeon of the Hark
Gulthmere Forest
Graypeak Mountains
Great Dale
High Ice
Avernus
Abbey of the Blinding Truth
Castle Kilgrave
Sembia
Arch Wood
Selgaunt
Cormyr
Mithral Hall
Neverwinter
Dis
People of the Black Blood
Church of Cyric
Harpers
Clan Karuck
Shadovar
Uskevren
Red Wizards of Thay
Fellowship of the Purple Staff
Order of the Jade Blade
Church of Tyr
Circle of Leth
Church of Mask
Church of Nobanion
Guardians of the Weave
Red Fellowship
Talontar Blightlords
Pegasus
Shade
Orc
Silverwraith
Blightspawned
Gold
Warhammer of Tyr
Karsestone
Iyachtu Xvim
Tyr
Lolth
Bane
Cyric
The Summoning
Elminster in Hell
The Orc King
War of the Spider Queen
Return of the Archwizards
Silence of Lolth
Treaty of Garumn's Gorge
Wailing Death
Black Wolf Prophecy
Bhaalspawn Crisis

Local Economy

Sold Here or Nearby

No items or commodities are known to be sold near this location

Produced Here and Nearby

 PortraitItem TypeEconomic LoadLoad PriceFavored by
AppleApple.jpgEconomic Commodity
Common Trade Goods
Fruit
20 bags10
CopperCopper.jpgMetal
Economic Commodity
Miner
FruitFruit.jpgEconomic Commodity
GemGem.jpgEconomic Commodity
Precious Trade Goods
1 box3,000
HorseHorse.jpgEconomic Commodity
Animal Trade Goods
2 animals80House Korianthil
Evanara
MushroomMushroom.jpgEconomic Commodity
OreOre.jpgEconomic Commodity
Common Trade Goods
20 bags15Miner
PotteryPottery.jpgEconomic Commodity
Common Trade Goods
2 crates200
SheepSheep.jpgEconomic Commodity
TextilesTextiles.jpgEconomic Commodity
Common Trade Goods
4 bags100
TimberTimber.jpgEconomic Commodity
Common Trade Goods
1 cord of logs50
VegetablesVegetables.jpgEconomic Commodity
Common Trade Goods
20 bags10

Imported Here and Nearby

 PortraitItem TypeEconomic LoadLoad PriceFavored by
GemGem.jpgEconomic Commodity
Precious Trade Goods
1 box3,000
GoldGold.jpgMetal
Economic Commodity
Miner
MetalworkMetalwork.jpgEconomic Commodity
SilkSilk.jpgEconomic Commodity
Precious Trade Goods
5 rolls2,000
SilverSilver.jpgMetal
Economic Commodity
Miner
SpicesSpices.jpgEconomic Commodity
Precious Trade Goods
1 jar800
TinTin.jpgMetal
Economic Commodity
Common Trade Goods
200 ingots200Miner

Local Organization Economic Ties

No items or commodities are known to be associated with organizations active in this location

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Ed Greenwood (January 1996). Volo's Guide to the Dalelands, p. 10. TSR, Inc. ISBN 0-7869-0406-2.
  2. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition, p. 119. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Richard Baker (1993). The Dalelands, p. 59. TSR, Inc. ISBN 978-1560766674.