The Isle of Sighs are a collection of rocky islands off the south east mainland of Ruritania. While terrain varies from island to island, generally these realms are lush tropical paradises honeycombed with spires, rocky overhangs, tall stacks and sheer cliffs. The monastic peoples of Sigh are hailed over the whole of Ruritania as among the most calm and noble. On the whole, they possess a quiet reservation and contemplative nature that has given rise to the belief that the Sigh are able to commune with the native animals, winds, and sea.
In the wake of the Godswar, the monks outlawed the practice of sorcery, blaming wizards as the casters of the Great Spell that destroyed their formerly immense empire. To this day, the study, teaching or practice of magic is outlawed on the Isle, Magic-users from the mainland are watched carefully, if they are permitted ashore at all.