Western Wastes

Western Wastes

Western Wastes were the barrened plains located west of the Western Steppes [1], north of the region of the Ivory Kingdoms which would be known as the Empty Plains, [2] and east to the Great Void. [3]

Appearance Edit

The Wastes were a bleak expanse of low barren hills rising from dry and desolate plains. The terrain was devoid of notable features and appeared the same in all directions. Both plants and animals were scarce. [4] It was a horrid, wretched place. No Imperial Cartographer had ever assigned it anything more regal. [5] One of the areas was named the Sand Sea. [1]

Colonies Edit

Journey's End Keep marked the border between the Wastes and the former Ivory Kingdoms. [6] The Western Wastes was the only path from the Emerald Empire to the Colonies. Unicorn caravans crossed it, toward the Second City. Raiders used to attack them in the wastes. [5] The Mantis Clan viewed the whole of the Colonies as their domain, and began seeking a northern route to distant Medinaat al-Salaam. [7]

History Edit

Tracks of the Dark Naga Edit

In 1199 the Dark Naga had been driven out from Rokugan. Tracks of these creatures where found in the Western Wastes, as if they were heading towards the Second City. [8]

External Links Edit


  1. 1.0 1.1 The State of the Empire 14, by Shawn Carman
  2. Scions of the Colonies, Part 1, by Shawn Carman
  3. Legend of the Burning Sands Roleplaying Game, p. 296
  4. Second City - The Campaign, p. 24
  5. 5.0 5.1 To the Second City (Imperial Herald V3 #8), by Shawn Carman
  6. Second City - The City, p. 5
  7. Into the Wastes (Aftermath flavor)
  8. Siege: Heart of Darkness, Part 3

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