Located in the south-western region of Virlych in Ustalav, Holtgrieve Wood sits between the Hungry Mountains to the north and the Path River to the south.
Due to its proximity to Lastwall the defenders there take far more interest in the forest than those in Ustalav. Holtgrieve Wood is the home of families of bloodthirsty Werewolves, and it is believed that these lycanthropes have allied themselves with cruel river-men known as the vodyanov. Together, they are believed to be responsible for numerous kidnappings and drownings, leading to many travelers to avoid the Path River (and its north bank) entirely. Even so, ships from Vigil still make the journey to Vellumis via the river, though always with formidable guards and escorts.