The story centres around a group of small settlements that nestle along banks of the River Stir in Sylvania, a wooded valley province known as the Brücksvald. It is a harsh place to live, some say haunted (if one believes the old tales) and stricken by poverty.
Schindelbrücke – (Shalebridge). A small market town on a tributary of the River Stir.
Steinbrücke – (Stonebridge). A mill town.