Tarancede Tower was a seven-storey watchtower overlooking Trate Harbour from an artificial island of jagged rocks in the harbour's south. It was cut from raw basalt and was devoid of beauty or elegance. It had no windows or doors, and the uppermost level was ringed by a series of glossy obsidian plates.
It was one of ten similar towers along the Letherii Empire's borderlands, but the only one standing over the seas of the north. The obsidian tiles of each tower were linked to a matching tile in the chamber of Kuru Qan in Letheras. They gave the Ceda a view of the towers' surroundings even in low light.
After taking revenge on the Letherii for poaching Tusked seals, Hannan Mosag sent three vessels back to Trate as a warning. They were manned by Shadow wraiths and carried on the back of an immense ocean spirit. The spirit sent the ships crashing into the crowded docks along with a surge of water, fish, and crustaceans. Kuru Qan witnessed the attack through the Tarancede Tower's tiles.