Dark Lords of Praemor
The Blasted Lands
Something happened here, although with the fall of the dwarven Caers in the mountains, no one other than hundreds of goblins and orcs knew if there was some external event that transformed the Blasted Lands into the wasteland they are today, or if such changes were a result of orcish and goblin invasion.
Bands of scattered humanoids dwell throughout the Blasted Lands, fighting as much with each other as with outside settlements. In addition to the threat of orcs and goblins, strange energies and extreme shifts in weather make travel excessively hazardous. Still, a great deal of abandoned wealth lies within the Blasted Lands, and it remains a favorite region for adventurers to explore, although far too many end up in a goblin cookpot or melted by acid rain.