Dremai is a fairly large city on the northern coast of Helsia, with a long and distinguished history. The city lies on the Lovi Sea, alongside a small and lovely harbor. Thus, it has long served as one of the great ports of call on this sea, though still fairly small compared to the magnificent Kargan and Trovin. After the sack of the latter, Dremai began to become more important, becoming the second largest city in Helsia by 500 SR.

The city was long the base for the powerful Maeriouhau family, the dominant political force in Faron before the War of the Crimson Elephant. Their power collapsed after the war and the city was forced to submit to an increasingly repressive rule by the Empire of Helsia before that country, too, fell to pieces. At that point, they declared independence as the Empire of Dremai.