The Guardian of The Forest is the starting NPC for the quest Finding The Light and a Tree Creature that is "older than the forest itself" (as referenced in the quest: Taproot). The player must awaken the Guardian with a Taproot and a Volt Goat Horn to actually start the quest, as the guardian has not been awake for 200 years. The Guardian is also one of the entities who wish to eradicate the Decay that plagues the Dark Forest and the Kander Forest.
The Guardian of The Forest can be found to the left of the entrance to the Light Forest.
- The Guardian of the Forest is one of the only major quest NPCs that is an object.
- The tree actually resembles a face, the Guardian's face.