Clockworks is set on the world of Vheld. Vheld is the Clorencian word for “land.” The Old Clorencian name for the world is Laun, a word still used in much of the world. In Ironian, the name of the world is Malae. The people of San Khotal and the Vori Islands call the world Tekal. In Northolme and Bralholme, the world is simply known as Holme.