"All of creation cares not whether you live or die."
The Scalding Gallow is a part of the city where Samael was imprisoned. War first visits the Scalding Gallow when he is sent to free Samael and must fight one of the game's bosses, the Phantom General. After he defeats the Phantom General, War must find a way to free Samael. When he does, Samael becomes a questionable ally. War returns here often, each time to give Samael one Heart of the Chosen.
The Scalding Gallows are also the center of many paths, as War needs to come back to this point after he completes his missions.
Samael grants War the ability Shadowflight here, after talking to him for the first time. The theme of Samael giving you new abilities continues as you kill more of the Chosen.