The converted forest is the site of the last remaining Assembly monastery. The Assembly there are said to have integrated the entire forest, giving the Assembly sight over all that goes on within. The monastery itself is nestled deep in the forest maze and is seldom visited by outsiders. Neighboring villages tell stories of how Assembly Members emerge from the forest to snatch up those who wander alone along it's edges, but it is more likely that those who have gone missing got lost in the forest maze or went willingly into The Assembly's initiation.