The Puppet's Strings
The Athar Forest lies in the far northern reaches of Norlund. It’s most northern edge borders with the Crater Bay. This forest terrain is mostly made up of coniferous trees and plants, with oaks, maples, and elms scattered among them. Most animals and creatures that inhabit cold climates can be found here, as well the Athar Forest is home to sub-arctic versions of spider and Ettercap. Monstrous Spiders, ranging in size from Small to Colossal, exist in huge numbers within the conifers of the Athar Forest, these Spiders are statistically the same as those in the Monster Manual except the have the cold subtype. Large sections of the forest are draped in thick webs spun by millions of these creatures. Tribes of Ettercap, also the same as those in the Monster Manual except with the old subtype, make there homes in and among many of these spider infested areas. The area where the forest now grows was once the site of an enormous Athar city, ruins from this lost time still dot the forest and are often used as homes for the numerous creatures that live here. As well the Athar Forest is home to the Drow Elves, they make there homes both within the ruins of the Athar and in subterranean burrows built beneath the spider infested trees of the forest. The Athar Forest has snow fall for nearly 9 months out of every year, in some areas along the edge of the bay snow lies on the ground year round.