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A map of Idris, featuring the forest.

Brocelind Forest is a massive forest located in Idris, near the Nephilim capital, Alicante. Along with the Brocelind Plain, it encompasses a large portion of Idris.


The forest is known to be dense and unmarked by trails. Apparently, the woods used to be much larger, enough to cover majority of the lowland of the country before most of it was cut down to make way for the city, as well as to clear out the wolf packs and vampire nests.[1]

Several Downworlders have been known to hide out in the area for generations, particularly housing werewolf packs and vampire clans.

Over the years, the forest has also been used as a training ground, a venue for missions of Shadowhunters in training, particularly those attending the Shadowhunter Academy.[2][3]


Circle Era

In 1984, Valentine Morgenstern's father was apparently killed by a werewolf in the western edge of the forest. In the following months, Valentine made several hunting trips to the forest with his Circle followers in hopes of finding the werewolf that killed his father.[4] During one particular trip, Valentine was with Robert Lightwood and Michael Wayland when they infiltrated the Silverhood manor in the forest, which was being used by a family of werewolves as a home.[3]

Some months before the Uprising, there was a werewolf pack living by the eastern border of the forest that Lucian Graymark led after he Changed into a werewolf.[5]

Mortal War

While Shadowhunters and Downworlders prepared for the war against Valentine's demons, vampires led by Raphael Santiago at that time settled in the forest and refused to cooperate with the Clave against Valentine unless they surrendered the Daylighter Simon Lewis to them. Simon decided to meet with them in the forest and was accompanied by Maia Roberts. Luke also reunited and allied with his old pack for the war.[5]

Cold Peace

In September 2012, a portion, specifically the center, of the Brocelind Forest was blighted with dark magic by the forces of the Unseelie King, making the area a space where Nephilim runes and adamas-weapons would be ineffective.[6]