Expedition to Wave Echo Cavern
This forest to the East of the city of Neverwinter and large swaths of the forest are perpetually warmed by the Neverwinter River. Unlike other forests with dangerous reputations, the Neverwinter Wood seldom disgorge great monsters or evil forces. However, those not familiar with the Neverwinter Wood experience a feeling of unease. Travelers often describe a terrible anticipation that the forest could do something to them.
After the Spellplague, Neverwinter Wood experienced a mass migration of fey from the plane of Faerie. Elves were also drawn here in large numbers and they attempted to re-found Iliyanbruen within the forest’s borders. Though they had to defeat a force of dark fey to reclaim their anscestral home, they quickly went about establishing the military outpost of New Sharandar around a portal to Faerie
As of 1374 DR, elves still lived in the wood, though they made up one of the largest cells of the Eldreth Veluuthra, with other smaller cells operating in the surrounding area.
Currently Neverwinter Wood is believed to contain a circle of druids, the Ring of Swords, who worked to drive out hobgoblins, gnolls, and bugbears from the woods, as well as protect its ancient sites from treasure seekers.