The Avernal Glade is one of the scattered forests found in the mostly open Brandywine Plains. The forest has very few visitors it is a week’s trip away from Shard and three days away from even the smallest nearby village. However, the general character of the forest may explain why there aren’t any settlements nearby. In the Glade the trees seem darker-hued, much darker than expected and an ominous quiet hangs in the air. Many of the trees appear to be ancient, completely untouched by axe or saw.
Within the Avernal Glade is a ruined temple, abandoned for at least 100 years. This temple is dedicated to Vecna and seems to have been a major worship site until a major battle drove away or killed all of its inhabitants. It is not known how long this site has been used for such dark purposes, but it may explain why there are no settlements close to the forest as few people would want to be anywhere near such evil.