Harvested from its native forests in the Pinefar forests, orase wood has long been a favorite material for magical articles by the halflings who settled those mountains. Hardy in the most rugged climates, the orase is a medium-sized tree that coexists well with the conifers of that region. Its bark is rough, and its branches are usually forked and irregular, making it a good material for staves and shields, but unsuitable for use by bowers. It has a highly defined grain that makes the shields produced from it highly prized. It is, additionally, exceeding hard and dense and carries a substantial magical talent.