The Gronzi Forest is known as "The Forest" to locals of Brevoy. It covers House Medvyed's lands and sweeps from the Icerime Peaks to the shores of Lake Reykal. Illegal hunting and woodcutting goes on around the forest's outskirts -- particularly in its west-- even though its resources are ostensibly protected by the Brevic Crown. The forest is currently menaced by a bandit chieftain known as Duma the Sly, who raids merchants, travelers, and tax-collectors. The chieftain gives part of his proceeds to the poor, so the people love him, even as King Noleski Surtova and the army oppose his efforts.