Legends of The Old Kingdom
The Burning Sands
The Burning Sands is a vast, merciless desert filled with Jackalweres, Yuan-Ti, Mummies, and all sorts of other nasty beasts. The sun beats down mercilessly and sandstorms can spell disaster for an unprepared traveler, making the Sands a rather unpopular vacation spot. The current inhabitants, the Sun Elves, are fine with this. They embrace the danger, saying that living in the Sands brings a powerful connection with, and a respect for, the forces of nature.
However, this philosophy clashes with their neighbors in the Howling Hills and the Daggerpeak Mountains. Wolfram’s horde in the Hills constantly attempts to ‘recruit’ evil creatures and humanoids from the Sands, while the Golden Dwarves in the Daggerpeaks seek to extract the rich veins of Mithral from beneath the sands. As the years have passed, the raids have lessened in quantity as both sides are beginning to realize that the Sands will be a tough nut to crack.