"All of creation cares not whether you live or die."
|“|| This is The Shadow Lands... a void between the Tree of Life and the Tree of Death. It's a rather pleasant place for a visit, is it not? Or an eon of imprisonment as it were...|
— The Mad Smith about his prison
The Shadow Lands are a blighted realm existing between the Trees of Life and Death. They were the prison of the Mad Smith and his creation, the Abyssal Forge, until Corruption broke the seal. They are also the setting for the Darksiders II Abyssal Forge DLC module.