In this expansive wooded area along the vale’s southern
edge, any tree might conceal a threat-or danger could come
from the tree itself, if it happens to be one of the treants that
watch over the deep forest. The Harken treants are bitter
enemies of their counterparts in the Winterbole Forest.
Allied with the Harken treants is a group of elf druids
who call themselves Harken’s Heart. Laboring under an
ancient curse, the druids are effectively trapped within the
forest, and they spare no effort in their attempt to protect it.
The western part of the forest, near the Witchlight
Fens, is the stomping grounds of the Dagger burg goblins.
Raiding parties emerge from the woods to ambush
and assault travelers and settlements as far away as
The northernmost arm of Harken Forest is the temporary
headquarters of the Hunter Spiders. This group
of drow was stranded on the surface years ago when the
tunnel back to their home city ofErelhei-Cinlu collapsed.
They have reason to believe that concealed in this area of
the forest, which they call Spider haunt Thicket, is another
passage back to the Underdark. Until they find it, the drow
guard their adopted territory against intruders.