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The Abode of Ravens – also referred to as Outpost, or less commonly, the Bridgehead – is the city that the Black Company created as they rested and recruited in the Land of Unknown Shadows. It is known as Outpost and the Bridgehead by the members of the Black Company who came across the Plain of Glittering Stone, and as the Abode of Ravens by the natives of Hsien, because the birds began roosting nearby after the Company's arrival.

The Black Company built the city to be an organized and efficient military outpost and training center, although a number of noncombatants also lived there. Croaker comments in his Annals that the city will be a great gift to the natives once they cross the Plain again.