"Behind each drawer-face, a frozen corpse: stiff, silent, waiting in mad hope. A hundred corpses to every thirty steps or so, thousands more around each corner, hundreds of thousands in this lost labyrinth. No – millions."
The Cryocombs was the popular name of a vast network of corridors and storage rooms underneath the city of Northbridge on Kibou-daini. They mostly held the long-ago-died (particularly those a hundred and fifty to two hundred years old) people of Northbridge, as the newer ones were kept in a separate city to the west, named Western Hope.