July 23, 2019 at 5:37 pm

With trunks that can soar over 500-feet in height, the hartwoods are truly a sight to behold. Stands of hartwoods form the the crown of the Arástavar forest and provide homes and meeting places for the elves of this great woods. The hartwood is known for its vertical strength and the surprising lightness of its timbers, making it an ideal choice for keels and masts of the great sea-going vessels and the even rarer skyships.

The elves are very protective of the hartwood stands, and see themselves more as shepherds than loggers. Poaching hartwood timbers is a capital offense to the elves, and only those whom they have deemed worthy have been given license to haervest or even finish the logs provided to them by the elves.