A budding darkness
The GreatScale Woods have long been a source of mystery for the residents of Erisha. Early settlers of the region determined the forest too wild to settle down in, and subsequent generations have found swift retribution in response to any encroachment by the errant woodsmen or farmer. A deadly combination of lizard-men, dryads, direwolves, and kobolds have kept the woodlands free from the meddling of humans, and various rumours in addition to its proximity to the Coldridge Mountains has done the trick as well. The only consistent contact the province has with the GreatScale region comes from the indigenous tribe of snake-worshipping wood elves who reside at the foot of the mountains. It is widely known that the GreatScale elves, or Seseheni as they call themselves, live in a symbiotic relationship with the proto-serpents that live in caverns near the roots of the mountains. How they achieve this remarkable feet is not well understood, but what is known is that through this relationship the Seseheni are able to provide the region with potent poisons and medicines extracted from the venom of the great snakes.