According to the druids, a spirit of the forest is the will of a great woods given physical form. Only the largest and/or oldest of forests can create a spirit, and usually only do so in the face of great evil and danger. Normally, the forest selects (if that’s the right word) a lightning-blasted tree and pours its subconscious will and need into it. Within the space of a week or so, the tree has become a self-willed living being, dedicated to protecting the forest and its inhabitants from whatever threatens it.
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