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Halwythwood is a forest located in Araethura, Rathain. A portion of the forest near Thembrel's Oak is designated as free wilds.

Role in the Story

Spoiler warning: Contains plot elements from Ships of Merior.

Third Age 5644: After the Battle of Strakewood, the headhunters of Rathain's towns have become so effective, that the clans of Halwythwood are forced into Daon Ramon Barrens.

Initiate's Trial

Third Age 5688: As Mayor of Etarra, Lysaer creates a treaty with Barach s'Valerient, bringing stable peace to the clans in Rathain. Only clansmen found raiding outside of the free wilds are subject to execution, and then only after trial. This policy has the side effect of increasing clan numbers over several generations.

Third Age 5923: By the time Dakar arrives in Halwythwood, Rathain's clans have a permanent encampment established. When news of Arithon's escape reaches Cosach s'Valerient, he holds a closed council meeting here.

Destiny's Conflict

Third Age 5924: Kharadmon and Asandir raise the wards around the free wilds of Halwythwood in advance of The Hatchet's campaign. During the summer campaign, The Hatchet's townborn soldiers fall ill due to the potency of the flux.