World:Hobbes FR Campaign/Campaign Info/The World/The Desolation/The Ashen Waste
The Ashen Waste
Lonely blows the wind across the Ashen Waste carrying with it the signature white dust that coats everything it touches — armor, weapons, noses, throats, eyes — with a chalky layer. The horror of the bones storms can suffocate those caught in them or cause them to become separated from their companions and lose their way. The howling of the wind speaks in the voices of those souls lost long ago in the battles of ancient days and includes the keening of the horrible undead spirits known as screamers. The monotony of this bleak land is broken only by the occasional barrow mound raised by the armies of old to inter their honored dead before finally retiring from the field in the fateful flight that ended in the misnamed Forest of Hope.
It is by far the most desolate area of the Desloation. A seemingly continuous wind crosses the region carrying with it a perpetual cloud of a fine, powdery dust. The omnipresent dust gets into everything and covers it with a fine coating of chalky powder and visibility is severely hindered. Even on the rare occasion when the wind doesn't blow it leaves one feeling as if they are within a fog bank.