The Great Desert
The Great Desert is a large desert to the north of []. It is several hundred miles in diameter, and its existence is though to be due to the mountains north of it deflecting rain.
Legend states that there was a point when the Great Desert was a large grassy region with a budding civilization of Elves. Whether the formation of the desert destroyed there civilization or there civilization destroyed the plains is a matter of some debat amongst scholars.
A recent (year 814) expedition discovered a bountiful land on the other side of the desert, prompting the nation of [] to construct a semi-magic road across to aid settlers.