"The atmosphere suggested that God's Doom had been visited on this place as freely as it had been visited elsewhere. Yet I was grateful for any kind of calm, and after two days without danger presenting itself I found that I could sleep quite easily for several hours and could eat with a degree of leisure, drinking from sweet brook water made strange to me because it did not taste of the corpses which clogged, for instance, the Elbe from bank to bank.
It was remarkable to me that the deeper into the forest I moved, the less life I discovered.
The stillness began to oppress me; I became grateful for the sound of my own movements, the tread of the horse's hooves on the turf, the occasional breeze which swept the leaves of the trees, animating them and making them seem less like frozen giants observing my passage with a passionless sense of the danger lying ahead of me.
It was warm and I had an impulse more than once to remove my helmet and breastplate, but I kept them firmly on, sleeping in my armour as was my habit, a naked sword ready by my hand.
I came to believe that this was not, after all, a Paradise, but the borderland between Earth and Hell."
Micheal Moorcock - The Warhound and the World's Pain
Woodlands are strange, magical places that may hide passages between worlds that can trick the unwary traveller. Step carefully, keep your wits about you and be respectful towards any strangers (or strangeness) and you'll come back without any scars!
Giant Ant 03-04
Black Bear 05-07
Bombardier Beetle 08-09
Wild Boar 12-14
Dire Boar 19
Green Hag 29
Bandit 30-37 Rural thieves on the lookout for easy pickings
Tribesmen 38-40 Cilhadrai hunter gatherers
Nomad 41-42 Tuel hunter gatherers
Merchant 43-55 Merchant caravan with guards and retinue
Pilgrim 56-60 Worshippers of Abarta, Lugh or Uller
Giant Rat 83-85
Huge Monstrous Spider 86-91