Kingdoms of the Second Age
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The expansive desert that stretches out to the east is known as the Burning Waste. Though the human city of Abol and the Elven city of Kharanost can be found within the Waste, in truth they are not far from the relatively habitable grasslands that border the Waste to the west and north. Much of the desert extends far off to the east, and is largely unexplored.
Occasional forays into the waste have sometimes returned with stories of lost temples and buildings revealed by the shifting sands, though none of those who tell these stories have been able to lead others to these finds. If, in truth, there are remnants of a lost civilization somewhere out in these wastelands, it would be a great find of historical significance.