Long before the establishment of the Orchish Empire, this vast forest stretched into Hells Womb. Gwaeldior was the southern tip of this forest. It was home to the wood elves of Lorthrindal, centaurs, and numerous fey creatures. In the Arduous March, the Githirmil left Hells Womb and moved into Inirthak. This led to conflict with the natives. In the War of Nárfaltuin, the elves were driven out of the forest. The survivors and their allies fled southeast to join up with their kindred in the Rinsnick forest.

Over the years, the orcs have raped the forest of its timbers and resources, cutting military and trade routes through the vast and deep tracts of this forest. The forest is not patrolled, making it a haven for bandits and beasts.