The Rift is an area of focussed arcane energy, the nexus of which is located in the central mountains of Hyftun. The Rift constantly emits a magical “aura” known as the Field. For centuries, this field has been used as the basis of Riftcraft, and it now forms the backbone of Hiftuni society. The Rift appears as an intensely bright planar “tear”, through which intense arcane energy flows. This energy quickly dissipates into the surroundings, and it is thought that this discharge is what creates the Field. Recent research has suggested that the Rift may be growing increasingly unstable, though this is not accepted by much of mainstream Hyftuni society, including much of the ruling class.