Viva la Vida
The Hedge is the pseudo-realm of thorns that separate our world from Arcadia. It’s like a gigantic hedge, but is home to its own magical beasts, hobs. They roam around, listening to the Gentry and having various experiences with changelings like yourself. It’s the way back to our home, and it’s where most Hollows are.
The Hedge is a dangerous place sometimes, just because the Gentry know it better than we do. It’s prickly and hurts to get stuck in, but it’s easier to find your way around when you stay on the trods (the roads within the Hedge). Most changelings try to stick to trods. If you end up in the thorns themselves, you might never come out. Arcadia makes sure that only the remarkable leave, and the Hedge makes very certain that only the strong survive.
It’s not all bad, though. Sometimes there are goblin markets there, and those can be good for getting your hands on otherwise unobtainable goods.