The forest surrounding The Kingdom of _____ had been called many names by those who lived in the cities. Poets called it “The Forever Forest”, Maps and historians “The Ӓlder Woods”. The King decreed its official name to be “His Majesty's Wood” in a vain effort to assert some human control of the most inhuman place on earth.
Those who lived in the small towns near the edge of the forest on the other hand and only ever called it by one name, The Deep. for you see in this world there are no oceans, no bodies of water larger than a small lake. Instead there is the forest, a vast unending stretch of trees surrounding the kingdom on all sides. The trees near the edge were mostly pine and birch no taller than a low tower and was populated by the normal fare of game, wolves ,deer, and the occasional black bear. But the further you strayed the taller the trees grew, until they towered over even the mountains and the creatures that roamed these dep