The Old is the time before humans in the reckoning of the trees of the Old Wood and the faeries living there. The trees could remember a time before humans, and before faeries even.Long before the withdrawal. It is from this period that the Old Wood derives its name. The trees are tall and unbent before the onslaught of time. They had weathered aeons upon aeons in silence. A silence only pervaded only by faery song and the laughter of the waters of the streams. The Glass Mountains probably exist in the Old period.