Yggdrasil, the World Tree, is a massive 'tree' of unknown origin. Whether it is actually a tree in the sense of an oak tree, or whether the mortal mind merely interprets it as a tree is unknown. Regardless of what it is, it is known that it is possibly the largest living thing in existence, spanning not only a world (its root system spreads through the world), but the Planes of Existence themselves. It is said, in fact, that its roots extend through all the Infernal planes, though this may be merely a rumour spread by those with an excess of imagination. The Flame of Yggdrasil, having lost its powers of resurrection, is significantly weaker than in its previous glory. It was once the mystical source of resurrection, if a corpse was immolated within, but it has long since lost this power. Many attempts have been made to return it to its former majesty, but all have so far failed.