The Wastes are the areas outside of the protection of civilization and the Skrímslinótt who control the Urban areas, and most political powers. It is beyond the thin protective barrier holding the poisonous atmosphere of the Spéirhiminn at bay. The Wastes are the farthest from any Raijū, and thus even the faint light they emit do not reach those who venture into The Wastes. It is said that in The Wastes all manner of accursed beings dwell. It is a land in which the dead may still be found to haunt the living. Life beyond in The Wastes is impossible for normal beings, as the atmosphere is deadly.