Willow’s World is a series that explores the fantasy realm first depicted in Lucasfilm’s 1988 adventure, Willow. From its diverse peoples and ranging landscapes to unusual creatures and mystical powers, the world of Willow Ufgood and his companions is a complex mixture of light, dark, and the bond between all living things.
As the central hero and namesake of Lucasfilm’s fantasy adventure Willow, the farmer Willow Ufgood has both a humble desire to care for his family and a deep ambition to become a great sorcerer. It’s an unusual combination for a Nelwyn, a quiet people who dwell in a secluded valley on the River Freen.
Smaller in height than most, the Nelwyn live close to the earth tending their fields and mining their hillsides. Few venture out into the wider world, and most are suspicious of outsiders, if not outright afraid. At home, the Nelwyn are a generally happy folk who enjoy music, good food, and a lively festival. Yet it would also appear that their relative isolation can foster superstitions.