Normegha is a large, muddy lake located near the heart of the Empire of Trahana. The city of Ardebal hugs its rockier southern shore, while the northern shore transitions from water to land over miles of reed-filled swamp. Tiny Machaianist monasteries occupy some of the few spots of dry land in the swamp, and a few of the most extreme monks have constructed reed islands on which to live in total isolation. The rich soil surrounding the lake has made it a major center of local agriculture for centuries. Its coastline is home to winter residences of the Emperors of Trahana and many Trahana nobles.