|Denizens||Witches and hags|
|Description||Sinister temperate forest haunted by witches|
The Barren Wood is the name of the Abyssal realm of the demon lord Mestama. It is a bleak and desolate coniferous forest where the fir and pine trees are dying or already dead. It is inhabited by castrated demons; flocks of fiendish ravens and crows; and hags and witches who live in broken down houses, attempting to trap travellers. In deeper areas of the Wood, even darker Abyssal creatures roam.
It is thought dark and remote forests of Golarion may connect to the Barren Wood, especially those in Nidal, Taldor and Galt; certainly some who have wandered into those dark forests have never been seen again.