All That Glitters
City of Sand
The City of Sand is a city-state located in the center of the Great Waste. The last remnant of an ancient empire, it was a necropolis for centuries before being claimed by the wizard Khalaan. Intending to restore the empire to its former glory (and remake it in his own image), Khalaan has begun recruiting followers and training them in a branch of the arcane thought to have been long-forgotten. Though technically a political area, it is not officially recognized as such by the other four kingdoms on the continent, the rulers of which do not perceive the would-be emperor of the waste to be a legitimate threat.