The Dead Villages are a collection of abandoned villages in the Brazen Frontier section of southern Osirion. They were once inhabited by Pharasmin death cults who believed that one's afterlife could be positively influenced by choosing the time of one's demise. This led the villagers to engage in ritual combat to the death as well as suicide. These practices guaranteed that the cult soon ran out of members, leaving the villages empty. Today, bones can still be found in the central squares of these empty settlements, and distressed undead, such as allips, haunt them at night. Even though the cultists believed they were worshiping Pharasma, its leaders secretly were devotees of Sifkesh, demon lord of heresy and suicide.