- "I nearly died at the claws and fangs of the vicious direwolves that inhabit the Northface Forest. I had set up camp in the forest after losing my way in the midst of a fierce storm. If I had known exactly where I was, I never would have stopped moving. The direwolves attacked in the middle of the night. A flaming torch was enough to keep them at bay while I ran for my life, but not before one of the beasts had sunk its fangs into my right arm. The wound took months to heal. And while my experience was harrowing, I remain thankful that I was at least able to avoid the horrible snow harpies."
- -Aldous, Chamberlain to the Duke
A region to the north of Windbluff Tower, stretching north from the Deos Hills including Hillfigure Knoll, continuing north as far as the Blighted Manse. Much of the region is wooded with coniferous trees; flora includes Wintry Herb, as well as Destiny Grass, White Orchids and other common herbs.
The area is primarily home to Snow Harpies and Direwolves, plus Undead Warriors will spawn at night. A Griffin sometimes stalks the area around the Knoll, and a Chimera may be found near the boundary with the Deos Hills. The main road north of Windbluff Tower is often blocked by a Cyclops.
There is a bandit camp at the Abandoned Campsite. South of the camp bandits often make an ambush on the road leading past the cliffs north of Windbluff Tower.
The northern extremity of the area also includes the Windworn Valley and the rest camp known as Travelers' Rest. In the far northern part there is the The Blighted Manse, and its rear sewer entrance, home to a Chimera. At the far northern point is a Healing Spring.
Loot and natural materials
In addition to the items found within Hillfigure Knoll and at the Abandoned Campsite, there are white stone Sarcophagi in the North part of Northface Forest en route to the Healing Spring - these can contain either Flutter Padding, Veteran's Periapt, or a Snakeskin Purse.
Many of the trees contain nests, some Ore deposits on the western edge may give fairly valuable ores, including Fuligin Ore, otherwise the area is sparsely populated with little man-made materials or activity.
Hillfigure Knoll and the Healing Spring are also the destination for several escort quests
Points of Interest
- Hillfigure Knoll
- The Blighted Manse
- Windbluff Tower
- Travelers' Rest
- Healing Spring
- Abandoned Campsite