The trees in the Wise Wood grow fast and strong, dwarfing a lot of the trees in Idalos. The people of Burhan believe that every tree has an essence that is good, but if that essence is disrespect by cutting it down without going through a ritual that the Biqaj have come up with here, that any item crafted from the wood will be cursed. The men and women of Burhan tell their children stories about ships built using timber from the Wise Wood that was stolen, and how all the crew members on these vessels become ill or extremely seasick, and have even been known to throw themselves over the sides into the mercy of the sea. Countless ships have run up against the rocks across the northern shore of Rynmere, where the Biqaj say the boats have tried to return to the forest, defying the control of their captains and crew. Stories, however, don’t always deter thieves, and even to this day foreign ships brave the treacherous waters in the north to try and smuggle Wise Wood from the forest.