The Living Forest
This forest was created soon after Bardic King disappeared from the land, an entire area of forest awakened supposedly protecting him till he is needed. It is rumored that the Elves lost 50,000 to 200,000 lives in trying to reclaim the Bardic King. Soon after the forest was blocked off from all travel under penalty of death. The Spellplague warped the forest creating ferocious and fearful creatures which lead to barriers falling and forest expanding. Rumored another 50,000 lives were lost. An Archmage, Elthiaiel Hayata, used ancient magic to stop the forest so a barrier could be set with new outposts. Elves still man the outposts killing all who wish to enter and all the exit.