The legendary Barkskin Lake is believed to exist somewhere within the Bandu Hills. At the correct time of year, the lake's minerals are reputed to combine to give magical properties to the water. It is said that drinking the water toughens the skin, for a few minutes, giving it a barklike appearance. Thus, it is much sought after by adventurers wishing to benefit from these protective properties.
It may be possible to find the lake by following wood-skinned animals and birds – but there are also more dangerous creatures wishing to drink from the magical water.1