The Woods is an Imperial preserve, established in 11851 by Itur VI Rolle. It is thirty miles, north to south, and eighteen miles east to west. It cleanly divides Kellermore from Kyne, and prevents expansion from either city. The border between Iron Gates and the Imperial Enclave lies in the middle. It is also split longitudinally by the River Yotu.
The Woods features animals and flora of southern and eastern Aesedra, free from predation by humans. Apart from a small region on the banks of the Yotu, access to the Woods is prohibited save by Imperial edict. It is owned by the Throne.