Because the Forest is so huge, it has a variety of climates and habitates. The areas further south are steamy jungles and treacherous swamps. Farther north cools off to deciduous forests. But for some strange reason, it ends closer up north, giving way to
Long ago it had been a clearing but over the years the forest had closed in, then closed over. The words on the stone slab were worn to smoothness and covered in thick moss. The spirit dwelt in peace beneath the green earth and was troubled no more.