Al-Uqh is a desert province of the Araxian Empire. It is home to the glittering glass city of Zir, its former capital before being annexed by the Empire, as well as the Sand Sea, a region of fine-sand desert so whipped up by aether that it flows like water, and sand skiffs sail across it. On its northeastern shore is the notorious outlaw port Kiatta ra Nir. Deep within the desert lies the Golden Mirror, one of the great elemental forges, and its caretakers, the monks of the Sunbleached Order.
Al-Uqh is also home to the Al-Uqhid people, whose darker complexions are well adapted to the scorching desert sun.