The Outland was over forty miles south of Christmas, separated by a trackless wilderness. It contained wild beasts and was dangerously cold.
Tiberius Gluck lived in the Outland for forty years in the hope of becoming rich by finding precious metal deposits; he had once discovered placer fragments where the ancient creeks used to run. He had an eight-year old daughter, Yalala Gluck, and travelled with the assistance of two sled-dogs, Howzi and Mowki. (PROSE: Strangers in the Outland)