The Settlements are a disjointed series of nomadic groups. They are often split up into different clans and small battles are constantly being fought over the scarce resources. The people who gather here have either been there for generations, or are newly displaced by the expanding city of Spire, and are unwelcome else where. Those who abandon the labor camps or seek revolution tend to end up at The Settlements as well. This is a difficult place to live along the Northern dunes and the people there quickly become as hard as the terrain.