The Lonely Coast
In the lands of the Empire, the Crone is the personification of Winter, of Sacred Endings, and of merciful Death. She lovingly ends the life of each person at the appropriate time and, like the grandmother she most resembles, ties off the thread of each life so it does not unravel.
Along the shores of the Lonely Coast, icons of the Crone are placed in the grave clothes of each body to help safeguard it against harm. It is understood that those buried unprotected will rise as revenents, forever unable to find eternal rest at the All Father’s table.