The dominant feature of the central Nocthean Caldera, Mount Nyx rises roughly 4,500 feet above the central rolling plains of the Caldera floor. A volcano in its own right, Mount Nyx last erupted at the end of the First Interregnum, at the dawn of the Age of Men and Gods. Since then the mountain has remained quiet, mostly due to the restraining influence of the Nocthean clergy who occupied the Caldera throughout the 3rd Age. It became the center of the Hungering Frost and the lair of the dragon Sorrow-wing until her defeat at the hands of the Traveller adventuring party and the Frost's collapse in late 211 AC. Only recently, with the retreat of the ice-cap, has the whole complex become accessible. Retaking it and rebuilding it is a major driving desire for the Church of Night Reborn and its clergy; this goal is contested by the Wyrmhold Dynasty.

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The city of Hammerhead was enormous. Approximately 5/6ths of circle of 10 mile radius, the northern ⅙ is open (although ice-covered during the winter) water. Now the entire area lies in ruins, other than select locations. Unprotected locations have been destroyed completely by 200 years of scavenging and extreme weather. Many underground or magically-protected vaults and structures still remain mostly intact, however.

Addendum (Summer 211 AC): the Khaimal have used significant magical and martial might to clear out all the other groups (except certain of the exile groups) and begun rebuilding. The portal at P is operational, but code-locked to Guild credentials. 

The villages of Innsmouth and Northhaven are neighbors at the northern edge of the Dreamshore region of the Council Lands. They are the last human (or halfling) outposts before the great forests of Kotimaa begin and the Wall-builders give way to the Puun Ihmisia of those forests.

The Shadows, also called The Grave’s Threshold or The Between, is a liminal space between the other planes of existence. It’s the lubricant in which the gears and pistons of the Great Mechanism do their eternal dance. It buffers one from another and prevents potentially catastrophic impingement.

While the name suggests twilight and darkness, a lack of color or life, that is not a true depiction. The Shadows are a projection of the other planes onto the Mortal plane and vice versa. In the Shadows, all the creatures of reality mix and mingle as do their hopes and dreams.

One of the oldest cities in the Western Empire, the city now known as Godsfall was founded near the beginning of the 3rd Age. In the wake of the 3rd Wish that opened the gates of faith, empowering those with faith in the gods, a temple city was founded in the central hills of northern West Noefra. This city became the devotional capital of the Empire that arose, housing temples to thousands of gods, demigods, devils, and heroes. For a thousand years it remained an ecumenical center of divine learning. By Imperial decree, all priests of official religions had to be trained in the seminaries of Divina Lux (as it was known at the time).