The Fingers of the Dragon is the delta formed by the River Erinin flowing into the Sea of Storms. The city of Tear lies just north of the Fingers. By order of the High Lords of Tear, no town or city is allowed to be constructed further south along the Fingers lest it threatens Tear's supremacy.
Tairen pilots are required by law for any ship attempting to navigate the Fingers, although the Sea Folk are capable of traversing the Fingers without any outside help and the presence of a pilot is a mere formality, and the pilots are generally ignored.
The Fingers are also used by the occasional fisherman. One fisherman allegedly found several pieces of cuendillar in the Fingers.