The Cursewood is a forested region to the northwest of Gran Soren, lying on the far side of the river opposite the Wilted Forest, and west of the Deos Hills. All travelers heading to the The Ruins of Heavenspeak Fort and The Greatwall must pass through the Cursewood.
Two roads pass through and meet in the Cursewood - a north-south path fording the river coming from the Wilted Forest, and heads towards Heavenspeak; it meets an east west path from the Deos Hills at a junction in the center of the forest. To the east of the northern path, as it rises towards the fort is the East Entrance to Soulflayer Canyon located in a gully off the main road.
The main entrance to the Catacombs is at the boundary between the Cursewood and Deos Hills - near here is a chest which may yield a Morgenstern, Tight Cinquedea, or Gran Soren Shield - there are few other treasure locations, and limited opportunities to mine rare ores.