The One Ring: The Nameless Fellowship
The path of the Silvan Elves through Mirkwood begins here, at this great arch of trees. The Wise can sense the power of the Elvenking in this place, for it is his magic that keeps the path clear of cobwebs and other dangers. After the Battle of Five Armies, the Elves placed a watch on the gate. A traveller may not see the elven sentries, hidden aloft in the trees, but they are there, vigilant and armed with deadly arrows.
The Forest Gate is a good place to meet travellers and merchants as they prepare for the journey into the woods. It is also where the Elves of Mirkwood treat with the Beorning- folk of the Vales; the two folk have little good to say about each other, but they are both enemies of the one Enemy.