There are many Arakkoa structures here both along the forest floor as well as in the upper boughs of the trees. Various kinds of wildlife also live in this area. Talonsworn Forest-Ragers patrol around the shores of the lake, and various classes of Arakkoa and their bird guardians, including Monstrous Kaliri inhabit the city. In Blackwind Lake live Skettis Surgers (water elementals), usually protecting the Highland Mixed Schools. The Blackwind Sabercat, a feline beast found in Skettis, was a popular pet for hunters at level 70 due to requiring no effort to level up. Further, they possess a daunting appearance.
The name "Skettis" is a reference to the Skeksis, the villains of the Jim Henson film The Dark Crystal. The Skeksis also bear a very strong resemblance to the arakkoa, and may be part of the inspiration.