Continuing their journey to deliver the signet ring to the elf lords, the Heroes of Haldor reached the Oldarch Forest. Well-defended by natural growth and briars, the Oldarch Forest presented as a sunlit grove of ancient trees and idyllic forest pathways. However, upon passing beneath the archway that separates the forest from the grassy plains, the party found itself hurled into a nightmarish realm of chaos, shadow, and madness. Gone was the path and archway. Gone was the sunlight and tranquil atmosphere. Gone was the hope of treating with the elves in a friendly, faerie wonderland.
In an instant the party was utterly lost and in peril. But Lucky Dunbar and Kafika, using their intuition and knowledge of things divine and arcane, determined that the woods were under the influence of a malign presence that lay at the heart of the forest and that their only hope for survival and escape rested with ending its unholy sway over the elven realm.