The Surface — of the world.
The Surface is the natural floor of the world where the Spires exist. Most people live in fear of the Surface. It is full of innumerable dangers.
Most of the Surface is filled with forests and mist. There are many very dangerous creatures on the Surface. It is described as being a "hell" from the perspective of the humans. It is unclear on what proportion of this is because of the dangerous creatures there, or because humans have become so unused to the exposed sky and a ground not made of Spirestone.
- "...she had spent her entire lifetime in curiosity and utter dread about the true nature of the surface world outside the Spires, the land of nightmares made flesh. In all of written history, the surface world had been a hell braved only by the mad, the desperate, and the madly, desperately greedy."
There are many dangerous animals on the surface, including the silkweavers. They are considered untameable by the people of Spire Albion , though mostly through propaganda instead of actual experience.
The Voice Edit
- Wood and other products collected from the surface
The residents of Habble Landing use a lot of wood to construct buildings and every door is made of wood. Bridget considers the creatures that enter to Ventilation Tunnels from the Surfaceand what an important role that cats play in hunting downt the smaller creatures.