Caen an Sin: A huge fortress located in the Yawning Sea, in a remote part of the monster world where the land is very hilly, which people believe is it trying to escape the “thunderous anger” of the mabs, who live there. Made of the blackest black stone that sucks up the light, with a reddish sheen, and is covered in ornate, ancient carvings of the old races.
Thinir: A port city located on the coast to the north of the Caen an Sin, and north-east of Wyn’s tear in the wild lands. A compact, affluent city where the Moric—the ruler—lives in a hyll, like a palace, at the very top. The city is located on a large ridge that overlooks the sea, so its streets are very steep and staggered. The dominant species that live here are vints and usho, with a repressed community of salyik living in the poorest parts near the port.
The layout of the city largely comprises stone steps, narrow walkways, and bridge networks, with stone buildings built on top of one another. It has an open-air market near the city gates to lure in tourists.
At the very top of the city is the Moric’s hyll and his public gardens, where he keeps a vast array of the deadliest plants in the monster world.
Wyn’s Valley: Not its official name, as much as he would probably like it to be. Wyn’s tear to the US is located in a remote corner of the monster world, specifically in a deep valley in the wild lands. The land around the valley is largely flat. The sharp peaks of the Arin Mountains are visible to the north. To the east is the Yawning Sea, where the Caen an Sin is located. North-east is the city of Thinir.
Zoli Basin: A great basin with a craggy ridge that descends into a sharp drop, filled with glowing blue-purple hot pools ringed in copper and red. Giant crystals emerge from the pool edges, as well as layth vines which become crystallised as they grow.
The basin is believed by some—not Wyn—to be the footprint from a race of ancient, god-like and gigantic creatures who are long extinct. The hot springs in the basin are a sacred place for most—but not Wyn—and are believed to bring health and vitality. The pools’ crystallised layth flowers are a black market product.