The Royal Forest is a stretch of protected woodland along the northeastern shore of Lake Brigardine which was claimed as royal property shortly after Brigard’s founding. Originally, the forest was designated as the royal family’s personal hunting grounds and entry was only granted to those bearing official documentation. However, a few decades before the events of The Clocksmith, the forest was declared open to all visitors. Due to the forest’s natural beauty, it quickly became a popular tourist destination. The trees in the Royal Forest, having been protected from loggers for centuries, have grown to massive proportions. Similarly, several rare species of animal have made the forest their home.