Forest of Elwynn
The Forest of Elwynn is a sacred forest situated in the Royal Precinct which is known as the Emirate of Alalehzamin and Utasia. It is one of the Four Forests and has a tremendous historical, religious and cultural value to the people of the Flower of the North.
In days long gone by, the Forest of Elwynn covered most of Alalehzamin and Utasia, Araxion, Eliria as well as the southern portion of Íseirdia-la-Vraulalennir. As mentioned in the First Part of the Book of the Orchids, the Lady Divine Elwynn grew happily up in the Araxionian part of the forest in the days of yore and ancient lore.
Except for what nowadays constitutes the Forest of Araxion and the Forest of Angularis, the Forest of Elwynn of ancient lore vanished completely during the Ardashirian reign due to deforestation policies.
After the ascension of Thorstein Noah Ayreon-Kalirion to the White Orchid Throne, his father and Steward of Elwynn during his minority, the Storjarl Hallbjörn Haraldsson, ordered the partial re-afforestation of Forest of Elwynn. The spot chosen by the Emira of Alalehzamin and Utasia, the Lady Noor bint Daniyal Ayreon-Kalirion, for the re-afforestation is situated just slightly north of Saint Zor, following the White Elwynn up to the point of Timothea.
Past and Present Composition
In the days of lore and legend the northern portion of the Forest of Elwynn was composed of fir and spruce, and of mountain birch beyond the tree line. In the south the Forest of Elwynn of ancient lore consisted of beech, ash and elm, as well as olive trees and cedars.
The newly afforested Forest of Elwynn is composed of the following tree species: beech, ash, aspen, elm and oak.