The Empire of White Hills is a snowy tundra surrounded by the Wastelands, an area that has never been crossed before with an eternal blizzard, yet somehow has thrived without any contact with the outside.
Magii and Martii are sister and brother. Their parents never returned from their expedition to the Outside, leaving them to live on their own with Caggie. The new Empress is a corrupt Ice-Born with an ax to grind, and one other thing.
Magii is dead.