Believed to be the Old Kingdoms Human Kingdom of Verdentia, known for its rolling green country side and the beautiful salt water lake Ishari, this is now known simply as the Reaching Sands. The land once known for its fertile beauty is a parched wasteland atop a huge sun baked plateau. Areas that can sustain life are few and far between and water is the most precious commodity. Yet life survives and a handful of settlements cling to the coast and caravan routes connect the few large cities that exist inland.
Salt, minerals, rare silks, alchemy ingredients, illegal hallucinagens, copper and brass as well as beautiful carvings of petrified wood are all bought by the Kingdom of Isles. And in return, Large sums of food stuffs, wine, iron and steel flow in to the country via the coastal port of Eks a Toosh.
People of the Kingdom of Isles tend to see the people of the Reaching Sands as aloof at best and scheming at worst. It is said that knowledge from the Old Kingdoms and older is held in the vaulted libraries of Al Saleek, believed to be the countries capital. Some of the best scholars and practitioners of the arcane arts are said to come from the Reaching Sands but they are also known for guarding their secrets like a Dwarf guards his clan hold.