Duska, the Dark Forest:
The dark forest was the second land to grow, marking the trees the second eldest to all, not much was known about this forest as the Dwarfs at that time tried to stay clear of the dark looming aura about it, however that was just them being paranoid. The dark atmosphere was due to the mass of trees blocking most light coming through. It was also the first place most animals and insects took as their homes. Being left unkept the dark forest became the home to most dangerous creatures, among them were the giant insects and other predators, yet another reason to stay clear for the dwarfs.
During the time of mass industry the Donsmokes had gotten rid of their superstitions and fears and marched forward into the forest, capturing many animals for their experiments, their most prized creatures they captured were of the guerillas. By capturing many the Donsmokes breed them in captivity, harnessing their strength and unparalleled power, training and using them even before the time of their machines to move large objects, however got replaced and kept in cages during their later years.
The Donsmokes rarely went into Duska, named by the permanent dusk atmosphere, as they had little to no use for the forest besides the occasional capturing of new species. They did not advance into proper mutations only after the invasion of the Philanthians therefore kept it slow. It was the least populated area in the entire region of Dondor. At some points having no dwarfs in Duska, almost abandoned.
Though then the Philanthians began their conquest, they had already taken Forestera and began moving into the autumn and dark lands. Though to the surprise of the Philanthians they were met with no resistance of the Donsmokes in Duska, as there were basically none. All the Donsmokes that had ran either swam through the nile or rushed to the autumn lands. Though this was perhaps the area that was one of the most troubling to get through. As the Donsmokes had very little weaponry, the predators in Duska had their own, spiders would attack groups of Philanthian soldiers, while guerillas would storm and smash through their formations with little fear, even other animals such as leopards and deer would be increasingly aggressive to the Philanthians. Though as the Philanthians would take Duska for their own, they had planned to tame the land and harvest as much wood as possible from the area, as it had plenty of old and strong wood.
With the breakthrough of mutations and the creations of many cross species, the most dangerous of the lot went directly to the Dark forest, trying to claim it as their home. Among these species of dangerous combinations, the Grulbok, half humanoid, half guerilla, had an eye on their previous ancestors home and began amassing larger clans in that forest, attacking the Philanthians with great aggression and primitive tactics. This had made Duska a difficult area to live in.
Currently Duska is one of the front lines of the Philanthian army as well as the greatest resource gainer of wood. With the large amount of lumber, this had giving the Philanthians the ability to build homes, furnish homes and trade to other lands beyond Dondor. It is also the area to which the largest clans of Grulbok reside and the area to which is the most dangerous to tread in the forests. Duska is also the area to hold the biggest fishing village on the Philanthian side, boasting a good amount of fish alongside the nile. The Donsmokes had tried to take Duska many times, however due to the darkness of the land as well as the dangers that lurk within the woods they struggle a great amount before they can attack the Philanthian city within Duska.