Aerenal, the island continent of the elves, is infused with magic. Manifest zones allow astral and shadow energy to flow over the land, creating a center of power unique in the world. The island’s nature and elven religious beliefs combine to allow Aerenal’s inhabitants to distort the line between life and death. On most of the island, the honored dead walk among the living, and the living revere them. Worthy elves gain immortality among the undying. Whether sage or soldier, benevolent undead aid and advise the living in the hope that such service will one day qualify them to join the powerful undead elves that make up the Undying Court.