South of Baldur’s Gate, the Cloak Wood is a thickly overgrown, ancient forest that looms along the shore south of the Sword Coast. Unlike the cliffs to the north, the Cloak Wood’s shoreline theoretically allows a ship to moor and launch a small boat for water and supplies. In practice, only desperate mariners dare the wood’s nasty population of beasts, monsters, and vicious fey. The Cloak Wood once contained portals to several other parts of Faerûn. The sages of Candlekeep say most of those passages are now defunct.