Shrouded in a thick viel of Dark Fay, the Shadow wood is home to the Dark Elves, the Faywielders of the Dark Fay. Unlike other Faywielders, the Dark Elves do no cooperate with the others and have their own agenda. They are ruled by a Dark Elf known as Asterisk, who has recent come into power, no doubt by Ragnarok's doing. The Dark Elves have long been worshippers of the Demon Lords and pratice Doomvoid magic often, completely forgoing the natural Fay around them. It is said that Asterisk desires to take complete control of this realm, by a slow and painful method as he is the master over the Dark Fay of this realm, at least, for now.
The Forest growths thick and have many winding and twisting paths. The Dark Elves keep close tabs on any who enter within their borders, and will swiftly greet them.
Within the forest, somewhere, there is rumored to be a town, a secondary settlement for those not fortunate enough to live within Asterisk's castle. This town is home to several different races, Fairies, Centaurs, Elves, you name it, it's likely there. Normally, the inhabitants of this town are no more than thugs who have no where else to go.
Asterisk's Castle lay at the heart of the Shadow Wood and can only be found if granted access. Those without access will be forever mislead by the illusion painted by the Dark Fay itself.