The Dark Edge
The Deadwoods is an area of Redgull near the Red Ravine that is comprised of dead trees and swampy terrain. Sunlight can hardly enter the region, blocked by the mass of twisted branches that form the forest ceiling, and the area is cold and damp, a direct contrast to the Redgull kingdom, which is a desert heavy continent. The Deadwoods are known to be incredibly dangerous, as all manner of beasts and creatures have taken up residence, and ghosts and spirits lurk about. However, it is one of the only routes to Hyloon from the western coast of Redgull.
The Deadwoods were formed from the Red Crusades – a bloody group of battle waged between various religious factions over ownership of the Edge of Heaven. The crusades lasted nearly 10 years, and the Deadwoods, which was previously a sparse wooded area, was one of the primary battlegrounds due to its tactical advantages. No one is quite sure what happened to the area to change it into the decayed land it has become, but many surmise that the amount of death that hung around the area somehow corrupted it, killing the trees and twisted the land into mud and swamp.