The Dunes of Endless Sun
Much like almost every other region in the desert lands, the Dunes of Endless Sun are vast. It took the First Pharaohs many years to cross the sandstorm-afflicted realm on their quest for a new home. The entire region, as its name suggests, is a sea of countless dunes that constantly undulate over the barren expanse. Windstorms, whirlwinds, dust devils, and worse storms are common, eternally shifting the landscape, making it nearly impossible to map out. The land is dotted with oases that serve as virtually the only sources of water for the local population. It is said that nomadic sand giants roam the land, hunting the few breeds of resilient beasts that prowl the sands. Genies are also known to dwell amongst the dunes, and a small amount of halflings still brave them as well. Rumors of the unknown land speak of far more terrible denizens, however, mostly from the mouths of far-ranging halflings, djinn, or thri-kreen. They tell tales of undead that rise from the sands, the long-deceased citizens of ancient cities and civilizations that shamble to the surface when the wind unearths their graves. Skeletons and zombies crawl out of unveiled monuments and tombless mummies, the displaced kings of forgotten empires, shuffle about in endless unrest. All of the travelers agree though that newly created undead also plague the land, foul creations of a cabal of efreet necromancers who ply wicked magic in the dunes with unknown aims. Other tales speak of jackal-like beings that are ever searching for something beneath the sun-drenched sand.
Perhaps the grandest rumor is that of a massive dragon that flies over the dunes, though no traveler can admit to seeing it, but they do tell stories of a colossal shadow that disappears whenever one looks skyward.