Grove of Doom

Map of the area around the Grove of Doom

The Grove of Doom is a small forest and is a holy place for the Strangler cult. It is said to be the place where Kina's head fell when she was cut into many pieces. The Stranglers built a temple at the center of the forest and gather there to perform their rites, which typically involve murder. They gather there once a year for the Festival of Lights.

The Strangler's temple has been destroyed many times over the Grove's long history, but the Stranglers have always rebuilt it as best as they can.

The Grove was also visited by the Black Company early in their history. They sacrificed one hundred thousand prisoners of war there and buried them in mass graves. This was done to prompt a Year of the Skulls and resurrect Kina.

Grove of Doom by Didier Graffet

Grove of Doom by Didier Graffet

The Grove was visited by Soulcatcher and Croaker while Croaker healed from his arrow wound and Croaker replaced Soulcatcher's head. It was later visited by Lady and the Stranglers during the Festival of Lights. Years later it was raided by the Black Company in their quest to destroy the Stranglers and recover the Daughter of Night.