This forest, named for the nation that claims it, supplies much of the lumber used to make the Mercian ships that are so famous. It is considered to be the property of the ruling class and is worked by the commoners with permission. The valuable Mercian Red Oak tree grows in great numbers near the center of this forest. These valuable trees, used in ship building, are harvested and dragged by oxen along wide dirt roads to the town of Inserra. At Inserra, they are loaded on special wagons and taken to Freeport. Almost all Mercian Red Oaks are used in the construction of ship hulls.
The illegal harvesting of Mercian red oaks by Coalition and Ormekian forces is becoming an increasing problem for the woodsmen of Mercia. Caravans are now traveling under guard while armed mercenaries protect the logging camps.
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