Barren Wood

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Barren Wood
(Abyssal realm)

Temperate forest
Sinister temperate forest haunted by witches
Source: Lords of Chaos, pg(s). 20, 40

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.12 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.3

Dark and remote forests of Golarion might connect to the Barren Wood, especially those in Nidal, Taldor and Galt; some who have wandered into those dark forests have never been seen again.12


  1. 1.0 1.1 James Jacobs. “Lords of the Abyss” in Lords of Chaos, Book of the Damned Volume 2, 20. Paizo Inc., 2010
  2. 2.0 2.1 James Jacobs. “The Realms” in Lords of Chaos, Book of the Damned Volume 2, 40. Paizo Inc., 2010
  3. Mike Shel. “Gazetteer of the Abyss” in The Midnight Isles, 64. Paizo Inc., 2013