New Elysium is situated on a tidal river, 50 miles north of the busier cities that sit either side of the estuary.

It is nestled in a dip less than a mile from the foothills of the Six Sentinels, the local name for the ridge of mountains just north of the town and between which the river meanders on its way to the sea. It is from around these mountains that the stone for the town's construction industry has been quarried; beneath them much of the town's resource is mined, largely deep underground by their resident dwarves.

Just east of the town is the large thousand year old forest near twenty miles across, which envelops Pelbarad, home of a large elven enclave. To its south is mostly arable, with acres of farmland reclaimed since the war and once again providing much of New Elysium's food.