Clipwood used to be a lush green forest. It, like so many others, fell after the Northern March which was last the battle of the Great War between The Steppe and the Northern Icelands. Having so much blood spilt along with the anguish and suffering of the fallen caused the forest to turn dark and twisted.
Now, it is infested with ghouls and spirits seeking revenge on the living for what they had to go through.
Unfortunately, this is one of the quickest ways to traverse Renoth. When passing through Clipwood usually traders and travelers go with large caravans consisting of 30-40 people.