Embered Peaks is a simple town located far out in the Beyond. The town is named after the mountain range that surrounds it, which looks like a seven-fingered hand. Both the town and mountains are located approximately 35 miles North-West of Cylion Basin, which marks the beginning of the The Fifth Stretch of The Wandering Walk.
The town is headed by a group of priestlike magistrates called the devoir who, among other things, control a powerful machine which lies under the town. Magistrate Yieran, the leader of the devoirs, has taken on most of the responsibility for this machine, which has the power to allow people to ask one question of a recently deceased body.
In the center of the town is the Forum of the Dead.