Valdorian Age - Rising Power on the Frontier
Most of the Nylsen Forest is unexplored. Only the part that is north of The Serpentine (Cynthian Plains) has been explored or sparsely inhabited. A great deal of lumber comes from along the river to Elweir in large log flotillas. This typically happens in throughout the spring while the river is running higher than normal.
The land south of The Serpentine (Cynthian Plains) is unexplored. Those that have explored it have never returned. Even the Cynthians stay out of the Nylsen Forest. They have stories about evil spirits that live in the forest which come from old.
Those who live along the frontier have reported that there are terrible monsters who live in the forest. These monsters are said to steal cattle, children and women. They always kill the men. There are stories of entire villages being wiped out and not a soul, body or item has been left behind. The last time this happened was 1019 VA (about four years ago).