The Secluded Realm is a Dyson Sphere around a G3 star somewhere in the Scattered Worlds. The exact location is a secret to all but the Wisest of the Daamin and various Galactic Riders. Access is available only through special shuttles from Nephestal, which run on an irregular schedule.
Population: The population of the Secluded Realm is
conjectured to be about 10 billion beings.
Ethnic Breakdown: All species are represented.
Type: Anarchy constrained by tradition and custom
Administrative divisions: Unknown
Leadership: The Eldest Hlut usually speaks for the Secluded Realm, but she consults with many trusted advisors both within and without the Realm.
Religions: Worship of the Elder Gods, ranging from atheism to lip-service to devotion, and concentrating on Naervara and Yx rather than Maranna, Jaseni, Timash, etc.
Language analog: Babylonian
According to ancient proverb, Nephestal is the center of the Scattered Worlds...and the Secluded Realm is their hidden heart. Here, memory rules and the ways of the Pylistroph are adhered to. The people of the Scattered Worlds visit and are welcome, but while the Daamin and Nephestal look to the future, the Secluded Realm as a rule looks to the past.
Settlement: c. 1.2 billion BCE
Founded after the Flight of the Daamin by the Eldest Hlut and Her loyal friends as a parallel to Nephestal.
The honored dead of the Scattered Worlds are buried in the Secluded Realm, in a cemetary near the Eldest Hlut. Their atoms become part of the Eldest's structure.