The Wastelands are an open area of dryland that no kingdom has staked for their own. This is not only because they are, in fact, wastelands, but also because they are contain violent and malevolent creatures, blinding dust storms, and little-to-no water, making it difficult for pioneers and settlers to migrate into this land. Nomadic Lamia & Thri-kreen tribes also wander the wastes.
The Wastes, as some call it, is an open region of dry plains, badlands, and temperate desert. The entire area is flat dryland, scattered with rock formations and various ruins. Due to dust storms, roads are scarce and the geography changes. This makes it difficult to maintain an up-to-date map of the area.
Some evidence suggests that the Wastes weren’t always so desolate. Ruins and debris make it evident that at some point, people lived here. There are a number of tales and speculations as to what happened to these people, and who they were. But there is no certainty in the lore, only mystery and doubt.