The thing kings are made of...
Newhaven is a small settlement to the south of the human capitol. It was founded by a small group of merchants tired of paying high living taxes in the capitol and decided to make their own settlement.
being in the outskirts of the forest helped them attract travelers on their way to the capitol. some of the more shady merchants that were involved with the creation of this new village also created false maps depicting the road to get there and claiming to show the location to an old abandoned dungeon which holds great treasure.