Two roads pass through and meet in the Cursewood - a north–south path fording the river coming from the Wilted Forest, and heads towards Heavenspeak; it meets an east west path from the Deos Hills at a junction in the centre of the forest. To the east of the northern path, as it rises towards the fort is the East Entrance to Soulflayer Canyon located in a gully off the main road.
"Talk is, a band of woman thieves makes their den in these parts."
"The grade is steep, Master. Mind you don't slip."
"Dead end... Though it seems a hold stands above us."
"We'd best be cautious, Master."
"Hmm, nothing to see for leagues."
"A tent... Abandoned by some traveler, perhaps."
"We're far from civilization yet."
"We may be able to glean material from the boulders of this wood."
"Whoever did this may still be near..."
If Ophis' Badge of Amity is carried the female bandits of the woods do not appear, and much of the wood is left empty. In a few places, wolves take their place: such as near the Cyclops at the fork in the road, and two spots uphill along the path from there.