Asbec is a town in northern Amestris, near the Briggs mountain range. A nearby slum is one of the many havens for Ishvalan refugees and is home to a sizeable Ishvalan community. When Winry Rockbell's party is forced to hide from Solf J. Kimblee in the North Area, they use Asbec as their place of refuge. While there, Tim Marcoh, Scar, Alphonse Elric, Mei Chan, Zampano and Jerso concoct a plan to lure the Homunculus Envy to Asbec in order to eliminate it as a threat to their future endeavors. After losing a dangerous battle against the alchemists and chimera, Envy is reduced to its parasitic state and the party leaves Asbec in peace.