Thornthroat Forest is named as such for many reasons. Some say it’s simply for the infamous brambles hidden under ferns in the woods. Others say it’s after the dangerous toothy beasts waiting in the darkness for a meal on legs. More literally, some blame it on a grim fungus that releases toxins, afflicting all those who breath it with hacking and coughing until death.
These are all legitimate reasons.
The Misty River cuts through the forest, and while the river itself isn’t safer, filled with jagged rocks and water-loving predators, it certainly is clear cut and offers a trail through the dark woods for anyone who wishes to travel more quickly towards the Galloping Wash, only 24 miles downstream.
The town of Aldridge sits just below the south end of the forest.