Sidebar intro to the adventure (pg. 2)
"'Tis said of that ancient forest that even when the world was young, her stems had grown high and her eaves dark and contemplative. If those ancient trees pondered, however, then it was in silent expectancy, brooding no doubt upon their lost glory, upon a time when their kin stretched far across the northern vales that lie between the Rhodope and Bergrucken Mountains. But those days of ancient wonder are long past, and the trees do not speak to common men. Mayhap they ponder simple things, or maybe they wonder of the many creatures which have come from the great valleys and plains beyond, to slip into obscurity underneath the shadowy vale of their darkening fold."
This is a Castles & Crusades conversion of the previous d20 version of the same adventure.