The forest was the meeting place of the Witches of Rashemen. Anyone not of their order was killed for entering the woods. Patrols of Rashemi solders marched around the border to warn off the ignorant or lost.
As of 1374 DR, the easternmost cell of the Eldreth Veluuthra operated here, being made up of those who committed crimes within the organization not serious enough to be deemed worthy of execution. The cell was tasked with ridding the wood of witches.