The Crownwood is dense, and emerges around travelers quickly as they move westward along the Dawn Way or parallel to it along the northern slopes of the Seawalls. The terrain is hilly, with enough relief in the land to provide for multiple blind spots and hiding places, which are then compounded by the woods themselves. A trail leads to the southwest off the Dawn Way into the forest. Although overgrown and not as wide or clear as it once was, it’s visible enough to follow into the wood. This trail was suggested by Captain Leandra as the best way to get into the forest to see what, if anything, is there that’s related to the recent troubles.
Vraath Keep is deeper inside the forest, and the area around is it supposedly recognizable by a few farmsteds and other structures in the vicinity of an extension of the trail. Leandra has not been in the forest in a few years, however, and admits that it’s not an area with which she’s very familiar, anyway. In fact, she’s only seen the keep from a hilltop in a clearly a few miles from it, pointed out to her by her commander years ago when she was a newly-commissioned officer. She and others provide what information they can, but they don’t represent it as anything more than secondhand and out of date.
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