Nefer, referred to by travelers as the Secret City, is the capital of N'ghai, and the kingdom's last remaining city. Nefer enjoys a sinister reputation as a haunt of necromancers and torturers.
Nefer is a port city located in the Further East of Essos, at the mouth of a river which ends into the Shivering Sea. North of Nefer are the Thousand Islands, while south of the city lie the Plains of the Jogos Nhai, the Bleeding Sea, and the Cannibal Sands. To the east stretch the remnants of the kingdom of N'ghai and the forests of Mossovy. Nefer is the only northern port east of the Bone Mountains known to maesters.
Shrouded by fog, Nefer is surrounded by tall chalk cliffs. When seen from the harbor, it appears to be no more than a small town. Nine-tenths of Nefer is said to be beneath underground, however, giving the city its nickname of the Secret City.