The Hollows are a broad expanse of deeply wooded country, just north of the Pale City. Officially, no one lives there -- it was anciently designated as a hunting ground for the Imperial Family -- but this is clearly not true if you give any credence to legend. According to anyone who lives in the area, the Hollows are inhabited by everything from the last of the Raayakin to a whole menagerie of dwarves, nymphs, and manticores. These rumors are summarily dismissed by the Emperors, but there is no denying that the Hollows are home to hundreds of caverns, old overgrown shrines, and the occasional village of people who seem to have no idea that they are living on Imperial land.