The Forest of the Beginnings has been around since before recorded history. Within its boundaries the first being was thought to have been created. Velanor the Eager is fabled to have been born there and all the men and creatures thereafter. Early in the Second Age, the first convening of Maegis of the Drift was said to have been held within its bounds. The forest has since been afflicted with ailments and has been creating foul creatures. One of such creatures was Stolas, Siren of Calamity, who was created in 328 DF. No other creature so foul has emerged since Stolas, but many a fiend plagued the nearby towns, creating pockets of monster strewn lands.