Tirimo is a small comm - a community - in the Somidlats of the Stillness, the earth's single continent. The town sits in a valley below the Tirimas Mountains, not far from a trade road to Yumenes, the capital city and heart of the former Sanzed empire. There is nothing particularly special about Tirimo, but it's where your story begins.
Tirimo is typical of towns outside the stable equatorial zone, in that it is built to withstand the seismic movements that trouble the continent. The houses are built into the earth, with wooden walls on stone foundations. Between them are open grassy slopes crossed by dirt paths, and open green land planted with soil-enriching crops. In one of these houses, nestled on a quiet, tree-shrouded lane between the green and the comm walls, you meet Essun while the world ends.
Although a young forest has grown up in the area, you can still see nearby the remains of houses not unlike the ones in Tirimo. The cache is not in the buildings.
Cache placed with the kind permission of DEFA