The Heartlands lie at the geographic and tumultuous center of Pangloss. The region extends from the Red Mountains in the west to the Sulfur Crags in the east. In between, the Tempah Plains and Forest Dawnbreak roughly divide the Heartlands in two halves. Trouble broods at both the northern and southern boundaries of the Heartlands. The dying Empire on the Steppes lies beyond the Tempah Plains, desperate to reclaim its former glory. In the south, Kazar’s Folly lies in wait a mere two days travel past the edge of Forest Dawnbreak.