The Cloying Forest has thick underbrush that makes passage extremely slow and difficult. The Lizardfolk to the South have for centuries been trying to again tame the forest after losing control of it during the war with the settlers of Reach. Their patrols frequent the wood, cutting paths and exploring, in addition to fighting off the Alvar advances.
The Centaurs that live in the plains to the Northwest in what is now Alvar believe that they have a claim on the forest. To the end of reclaiming it, they accepted the founding of Alvar on the condition that they would have control of the shrine of Zemail, Defender and Huntress of the Wood. It is fabled among them that her shrine is the source of the creeping underbrush in the forest. They whisper that since the lizardfolk lost control of the defiled shrine, she has reclaimed the wood for herself. They believe that if they were able to retake the shrine and cleanse it, they would be allowed to possess the wood under her protection.
As a player, would you help the centaurs reclaim the shrine? Or would you help the lizardfolk hold the area? What complications/rewards could a player expect in the woods or the shrine itself? Let us know below.