The Ashen Kingdom
No man, no matter the severity of his crimes, is to be buried beyond the Palisade. Any man who blasphemes the dead in this way is banished from Kingdom. He is to be left outside the Palisade so that those souls he has condemned may drag him to undeath.
—The Law Code, III:IV
There is no way to truly describe the Forest. It is mostly agreed that the Forest is not quite sentient, but there is consensus that it is hostile.
The Forest is a mixture of deciduous and coniferous trees. There is a plethora of flora and fauna, most of which remains unstudied and even unnamed. Literally nothing taken from the Forest is safe. There are recorded instances of trees, stones, leaves, grass, animals and even dirt taken from the Forest and bringing death. Without fiery purification, the Kingdom could not survive.