Chronicles of the Dawnblade
According to the ancient elven tales, the jungles of Nordrasil were a dangerous place with colossal monsters. Here nature was still ancient, powerful and un-evolved. The plants are intelligent predators; Insects bite and sting travellers almost constantly, the heat and humidity is almost unbearable and the undergrowth contains a multitude of poisonous snakes. The predators themselves are massive and armed with huge teeth and claws. The mightiest of these predators, are the Magodons. It is said that the horn of a Magodon inhibits extremely powerful magic.
These jungles are the home of an ancient reptilian race, which were rumored to be powerful magic users. It was tradition that each young child would spend a 4th night in the jungles as their trial of passage.