Payment of Existence
Vale of Dust and Shadow
This small shadowland, not 30 miles in diameter, is the center of power for Lover Clad in the Raiment of Tears. It rests within the larger city-state of Gradafes. Upon entering the shadowlands a miasma of red and purple mist can be seen floating in the center. It coalesces as one walks forward, eventually solidifying into the Fortress of Red Ice. Unlike most shadowlands, the Vale is a vibrant, alive place with festivals and parties held without end. Its older residents seem jaded and tired though; some say that upon seeing the pleasures the Lover herself can give, none others can suffice.
There are two laws here. Firstly, obey the commands of the Lover. Secondly, if one has no commands to carry out, engage in all pleasures without stopping. In practice she only trusts her mightier servants to carry out her orders, which are always defined by finesse rather than force, so the second law is the only one ever observed by most denizens.