Juniper was a big harbor city in the northwesterly region of the Northern Continent, located in between two of the snow-topped arms of the Wolander Mountains. The city was famous for its cold weather, and infamous for its cult of the dead. Their deceased were buried in huge Catacombs along with substantial treasures. The inhabitants of other cities to the south, including Meadenvil, considered Juniper to be a "bad joke". Juniper was separated from Meadenvil by a land route which could be traversed in two days by a rider who pushed hard, riding day and night.
Juniper would become the first city where a Black Castle, a portal for the Dominator, emerged. The Castle was besieged and The Lady personally directed her forces in the Battle of Juniper. After defeating the Dominator, The Lady ordered her soldiers to loot the Catacombs to replenish her coffers. This was an outrageous sacrilege which caused massive rioting led by Hargadon, the senior Custodian. The Lady "lost her temper" and wrecked much of the city. In Pawnbroker's estimation, the city was effectively demolished.