In an attempt to harness golem might, the heathen magicians of Morneon have been experimenting with golemetry. Tired of mere Wood Golems, they moved on to trying to control the ambulating benevolent wise old tree, Torent.
The forest, formerly beautifully maintained by the elves, became a dangerous place after the affliction of the miasma grew stronger.
Outlaws and strange mages now use the forest as hideouts, attacking adventurers and patrol squads. The elves grieved and shook with anger.