Druids of the Gnarley Forest
The druids of the Gnarley forest are no more than 30 in number, nearly all dwelling alone. They revere Ehlonna, and for this reason have some friends among the wood elves. Druids do not care for woodsmen, but they know that they respect the forest. They welcome rangers and swanmays in particular. Militia, and adventurers, are avoided unless a druid has need of help.
The Archdruid of the eastern Gnarley, Hildefer Paravis, has a home some 15 miles east of Beltander, where her tree-house home is guarded by brownies, hawks, and bears. Rarely, a Ranger Knight, or more often a swanmay, will come to the Archdruid with information or for help. The druids are often referred to as “the bards of the Gnarley,” for they treasure oral folklore and tales and many have proficiency in Singing or a musical instrument (usually stringed). In addition to Hildefer’s home, other places where druids may often be found are the dryadic Fern Groves and Bad Deep.