Dark Forest Guy: "Okay, if somebody brings a cart of treasure right past our well-marked fortress, we will attack them with catapults and arrows!"
Other Dark Forest Guy: "Are you sure that will work? What if they just avoid our easily identifiable fortress and fixed catapult?"
Royal Knight's Guy: "Instead of going around the catapult, we can use this shortcut through the rock beneath that tree with those enemy banners flying above."
Other Royal Knight's Guy: "Good, I'm getting real sick of carrying this treasure. The sooner we get to the castle, the better."
Skeleton: "How did I get here? Why am I here? This doesn't make any sense."
I recently picked up two of these on eBay MISB. If the dialogue above is not a clue, I believe the Dark Forest sets make no sense conceptually. There is a good reason none of the original Forestmen sets have catapults. I don't know who thought that ALL of the Dark Forest sets needed catapults, but this person should have been questioned a bit more by somebody who had a clue.
In addition to the awful concept, the design of this set is terrible aside from the nice well. However, the design isn't really much better or worse than the average KK2 set, so I guess this is okay if you look at it like that.
Fortunately, this set has some good parts to make up for how badly it sucks. Four (great) minifigs + skeleton in a $25 set sounds like an excellent deal by today's (lower) standards. A half baseplate, some macaroni bricks, BURPs, and foliage are all nice as well.
If it was 1996 - 1997 and you were buying these for $25 or less (on sale), this is a good parts and figs pack. For the prices people are asking on BrickLink, this is not worth purchasing unless you absolutely must have this to complete a collection.
4/10 (those points were earned for part selection)