Map of the Area

In a Strange Wood a group of awestruck villagers are standing around a tree stump with a logger's axe embedded in it. They claim that whoever pulls it from the stump will become king (or queen) of all Thedas.

Characters Edit

  • Awestruck Villagers

Notable itemsEdit


Rgt ico elfroot ElfrootElfroot
The common name for canavaris, this herb actually has little to do with elves other than being commonly collected and traded to outsiders by the Dalish. It is the primary ingredient in many healing salves.

Use: Chewing elfroot restores a small amount of health, and those with skill can use elfroot to make more potent elixirs.
Rgt ico deathroot DeathrootDeathroot
A harmless enough plant on its own, deathroot's thick leaves contain an extract that the Chasind have used to induce hallucinations for centuries. Sufficiently concentrated, it can be made into a deadly poison.


Ico axe AxameterAxameter
Silverite (Tier 6)
Requires: 27 strength

Damage: 9.00
Critical chance: 4.50%
Armor penetration: 5.25
Strength modifier: 1.10
Rune slot Rune slot
+2 damage
+10% critical damage
+4 damage vs. Dragons
, source: Tree Stump

Notes Edit

  • None of the villagers has anything to steal.
  • This encounter is reported to appear only during travel towards or between forest areas - not away from them.
  • Possibly more likely to occur if the Warden is 'traveling alone'.

Trivia Edit

  • The dialogue here references two speeches regarding Medieval government in the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

See also Edit

Ico Area Map Dark Forest
Ico Area Map Twisted Forest
Ico Area Map Forest Clearing
Ico Area Map Wooded Hills
Ico Area Map Wooded Highway