The largest city in Malevich, and one of the larger cities in all of The Steadfast, Stirthal spreads along the northern edge of the Voil Chasm. The city even reaches down the sheer cliff INTO the ancient Earthwound, with people living and working along the wall. The ruler of Stirthal is Governor Marrizek, a woman around fifty years of age. She rules through her personal guard, called the Thyrn. Stirthal is a rich city, with even the slaves clothed and fed well enough. The city itself is organized into three rings; the first being on the surface where the nobility live, the second being where the poorest folk live, and the third ring being where all the abhumans live deep in the Voil Chasm itself. The creature called Quanon lives the closest to the bottom of the Voil Chasm, and he may be the leading researcher on power and energy in all its forms.