Whenever a Wyldwood becomes too wild to control itself, it can potentially grow darker and more dangerous. As Malendii's nightmares grow and take hold on the lands, her Wyldwoods transform into woods beset by eternal night.
So called Nytewoods (or simply referred to as Nightwoods) are Wyldwoods that have been transformed into dark, night-filled forests. The cause can be many: either a Wyldtree is overcome by Blight energies, it is corrupted through some unsacred, magical way, or it manifests more purely and naturally as Malendii's nightmares grow stronger. At the point of transformation, a Wyldtree becomes a Nytetree, and casts a wide cloak of dark night over all of its local domain.
While Nytewoods are decidedly scary and emitt a certain aura of darkness to them, they aren't necessarily places of evil, as is commonly told in peasant tales. Nytewoods are home to Malendii's darker thoughts and dreams, and are often inhabited by her servants who serve the nightmares, or her servants who try to contain those nightmares. Many creatures of the night make their home in Nytewoods, where they more readily and more comfortably belong in comparison to normal Wyldwoods.
In many respects Nytewoods can be far more beautiful than terrifying. Mushrooms and nightblossoms glow and bloom, illusionary moonlight shines and reflects in mirror-like pools and ponds, and the chirping of crickets and nocturnal birds create a harmonious picture of the woods. No doubt the Nytewoods are dangerous and shouldn't be entered carelessly, but the nightborne beauty of the darkened forest has been described to be incomparable; a dreamlike reflection of Malendii's Nightsoul.
Nytewoods are more fondly protected by Malendii's Creator allies Nocturne, Shaia and Auriel. Their servants become one with the nightborne forests, possessing them and help to expand the domains of their patron goddesses. The creatures inhabiting the Nytewoods more readily serve the three goddesses respectively, and while they all serve Malendii in some way, they often feel cast aside by her and her unwillingess to accept her nightmares as part of her being.
In comparison to Wyldwoods, Nytewoods are far more dangerous and inhospitable to outsiders. Here the local creatures, trees and spirits are more easily overcome by nature's wrath, and the more primal instincts and aspects of nature. Malendii's dark dreams more easily manifest around Nytetrees, and phantasms or nightwraiths who escape Nightsoul come first to Nytewoods, where they hide from Malendii's more loyal servants, and hungrily feed on the energies of the woods themselves.