At the center of the world, now drowned in darkness, stands the Hall of the First Hearth. The city the hall once crowned has faded into the shadows, leaving only the hall. Vasae'an lore teaches that the beings who sacrificed themselves to become the new embodiments of the four seasons still remain within the hall, sleeping for most of the year. It is said they awaken when the Vasae'ans perform the season rituals and fly from the hall in their primal state, returning when their season ends and the next begins. Saemurah, the avatar of the Mother Goddess also dwells in the hall, as do Yadashi and Alsson, the guides of the dead.