3rd Nerathi Legion
This ancient boreal forest stretches the expanse of the northern borders of the Nentir Vale from the Cairngorms to the Dawnforge. Almost primordial in age, ancient ruins from before the rise of civilized man lay deep within its borders. Here and there are places where the barrier to the Feywild is at its thinnest, and many an eladrin city appears from time to time deep within the Winterbole when the stars and seasons are right. This vast expanse defines the northern edge of the Nentir Vale and limit of Nerath’s expansion at its height.
A few barbarian clans reside within the forest, some of them raiders by nature while others more peaceful in outlook. The Tigerclaw barbarians being one such more peaceful clan that live around Lake Nen and sometimes trade with the town of Nenlast. When the wild folk choose to trade, they come to Nenlast to barter their pelts and amber for good dwarven metalwork.
The Tigerclaw barbarians, fierce humans who revere the primal spirit called the Hunter of Winter as their totem, were never brought under Nerath’s sway, and remained uneasy neighbors of the empire at its height. Though they do trade with the people of Nenlast at times, in harsh winters they have been known to attack the village and simply take the food and weapons they need.