The Forest of Sorrows is a large woodland along the northern border of Valdemar, just before the Ice Wall Mountains. Anything coming through Crook Back Pass has to pass through the forest. After Herald-Mage Vanyel used Final Strike against Leareth and his army in the pass, he was given the option to continue protecting Valdemar's northern border by haunting the forest. Yfandes and Stefen joined him there after their own deaths.
The wood was previously known as Wendwinter Forest, but was renamed to commemorate Vanyel's tragic death.