On the south side of the Omnipresence Independent Territories
are depths that go down into the Monstrous Layer
. These lands are controlled by Vermin
and are extremely dangerous to traverse, Vermin
hunting parties and patrols ensure their control over the Lands. There are constant skirmishes that occur close to the border making it nearly impossible to enter in the first place. A foul mist covers these depths making them hazardous to even breath unless you're an Automaton
. There is a theory that this fog is created by the superweapon in the OIT
and the Vermin
simply don't know how to properly use it.