Guard Leikan is located in Gludin Village at the north entrance. He will help others if he receives something in return, and quotes the old saying that one will go bald if they accept things for free.
"If you follow this road northeast, you will come ot the Ruins of Agony. Originally, it was the village of Bernice, where I was born, but it was reduced to ashes by the war. If you see its ghastly state, you will understand why it's now called the Ruins of Agony.
If you pass the ruins and continue north, you will arrive at the forest of the Dark Elves live. Although I've never gone there myself...
Travelers say that it is dark and eerie in a very unnatural way"