A maritime forest of sand and bushy trees with the appearance of upended driftwood. Spending a good deal of time half-submerged with loose soil, it has never been successfully built upon. Some sailors consider it a large sandbar, steering clear of it all together, but a rare instance will see enough of the tidal waters pulled away for the sandy spit to be accessible by land. When submerged it is a water hazard, capturing wayward ships and damaging them if encountered. While people have made plans to cut it down for a clearer waterway, nothing has come of the deliberations of generations of officials and nautical engineers.
The plantlife is comparative to marsh or mangrove with the effect of the soil coloring the wood grayish, and making it very strong and encrusted with salt. While the wood can be harvested, is very hard to cut or fashion into workable planks, weapons, or tools because of its’ warped grain.
Additional Ideas (1)
PCs are conscripted or hired into a crew to sail out to the spit while it is somewhat revealed by the tide and proceed to cut it down. A good swath is taken out by the medium sized work crew before the water reclaims all but the canopy, but when not all of the workers are accounted for do the PCs question or search for the missing?
"I thought I felt something swim past my legs, but it was probably just some fishies"
What is in the water near the Gristwood Landing?