The Sanctum of Shadows is an island which exists outside of our physical realm, in plane known as The Midnight Sea, off beyond the Far Horizons. Essentially an old Oranbegan's "lake house" retreat, it is traditionally kept in a state of perpetual, peaceful darkness. However, lately the Sanctum's pavilions and surrounding islands have been lit up like a birthday cake with torch- and candle-light. Flowers have started to bloom and garlands of roses have appeared. Even the Karnaim, the magi's Skybound warship, has found herself decked out for a celebration.