The vale of Pnath (or Pnoth) is a vast pit in the underworld. It is flanked by the Peaks Of Thok and is mostly lightless. The vale is filled with a mountain-sized heap of bones and is "the spot into which all the ghouls of the waking world cast the refuse of their feastings" (The Dream-Quest Of Unknown Kadath, Lovecraft). Enormous worm-like creatures, known as Dholes, burrow through the vale. Nightgaunts often carry helpless victims to the vale, where they are left to die.