Northeast from the Towne of Xaventry thrives the ominous Mandrake Woods. These murky, mysterious woods are home to a very large settlement of aggressive trolls who do not welcome visitors. In addition to the trolls, there are other foes to be found within the woods that are worthy of any adventurer. One of these inhabitants of the woods is said to have a connection to the Faerie Plane and its denizens.
Tip To get to Shadow Castle easily through Mandrake Woods simply follow the path from recall until the first room of the main woods. Go 2 southeast, then ALL south (this will allow you to cross the bridge over the river), then 2 southwest, and south onto the path that leads to Shadow Castle.