The Mhaigren clan of the Daen Lintis (Dunlending) people dwell in the foothills of the Hithaeglir, perilously close to the undead-haunted Underdeeps of the mountains. Solophen, the ancient spirit-speaker priest, has dedicated his life to warding off the night walkers. Amongst the Mhaigren, the role of the spirit speaker is seen as women's work, and the old man is the butt of many jokes. Solophen cares little. He is the only one in the clan who can ward off the undead, though he knows his strength is failing.