The Fallen Boughs of Cormanthor
The Forest of Cormanthor is one of the largest forests in Faerun, eclipsed only by the High Forest to the south. Its size is such that it stretches across the majority of the Dalelands, and its heavily wooded groves were a heady incentive for elves to make it their seat of power pre-Dale Reckoning. At its heyday, the forest lent its name to the elven empire that gave rise to the fabled city of Myth Drannor.
Today the power of the elves is broken; Myth Drannor is once again in ruins, and looters and refugees alike try to eke a living under Cormanthor’s dark canopy. Still, small settlements dot the forest, homes to woodspeople and rangers who cultivate and harvest the resources of the forest for a living. These people enjoy their isolation, traveling only to trade their goods to Dalesfolk, and wish nothing more than to be left alone in quiet solitude. Their wishes, sadly, are seldom granted by the threats that remain shadowed in the woods.
Those settlements are not entirely defenceless. In the community of Semberholme, the last citizens of Myth Drannor try to do what they can to rebuild and reclaim their lost City of Song and Love, and consider it their duty to provide what aid they could to the residents of the region. Such efforts at help are steps to returning Myth Drannor to its former glory. It is a slow and tedious process, but patience and unity have long defined the true strength of the elves and their allies.