Red Hand of Doom
South of the Wyrmsmoke Mountains lies a vast barren land known as the Thornwaste. A maze of broken fills, briar-choked ravines, and dry, dusty scrubland, these badlands five way to larger and larger stretches of true desert as one goes farther south and west. The Thornwaste has long been the haunt of lions, hieracosphinxes, and other hungry monsters. The ruins of a lost serpent-empire thousands of years old still lies hidden in this wasteland.