The Scourge of Kanethar
The Zikiri named the great forest in the extreme north east of Kanethar the “Blackwood” because, when the canopy is in full foliage, there is so little light falling to the forest floor in some places that it remains black as night, even at midday. The Zikiri build their homes and cities in the boughs of the gigantic trees that make up the majority of the Blackwood.
Other denizens of the forest are the Dryad race, a race of tree-people who have deemed themselves guardians of the balance of nature in the Blackwood. The forest-dwelling Wood Elves also make their homes on the forest floor.
A number of monsters live in the Blackwood as well. Bears, wolves, and giant spiders are regularly encountered, as well as other, nastier denizens that prefer the darker places in the forest.