Seven Cities was an ancient civilization, steeped in the power of antiquity, where ascendants once walked on every trader track, every footpath, every lost road between forgotten places. It was said the sands hoarded power within their sussurating currents, that every stone had soaked up sorcery like blood… Each city rose on the backs of ghosts… forever wept beneath the streets, forever laughed, shouted, and prayed… Beneath the streets there were dreams. ~ Steven Erikson (Photo by Steve McCurry)