Rumors of a great desert to the south were always there, but not many had
dared to venture in that direction because word had it that it was very
rugged and barren terrain. The desert contains the great trade route,
leading to exotic places where many trade goods in Portal City originate.
Danger from roving bandits, heat, exhaustion, and deadly creatures abounds
in the desert. Riches and trading are the rewards for those who brave its
barren wastes. The desert is directly south of the known lands, and
several adventurers have survived to tell these tales.
(intended for levels 20-60)