"I wouldn't even bother speculating what's on the other side of the Sheer. You'll never cross it alive."
-Stornan, a Wessuth serving aboard the Avadian penteconter Phoenix.
The Sheer is a vast mountain range forming a wall crossing the entire continent in the far north of Arikanda
. Jagged peaks in sub-arctic conditions, these are brutal, harsh and forbidding. No Arikandan has ever returned from across the range, but it is speculated that eventually on the other side, only icy wasteland can be found.