The Eighteen Blades of Vode Nulan
Name: Ukrudan Desert
Population: 100,000 (Human 88%, Half-orc 5%, Halfling 5%, Other 2%)
Government: Each tribe has a council of elders.
Major Cities: Akrud (4,000), Dunael (1,500)
Religion: Thulkas, Enkili
Resources: Horses, livestock
The Ukrudan Desert is a bleak wasteland. Landmarks are few and far between amid the shifting grayish sands. The desert stretches from Dunahnae’s Wall of Bones in the west to the Gascar Peaks and Festering Fields in the east. To the south, the desert slowly fades into the lush plains of the Devil’s March.
The northern border of the desert is the plentiful nation of Darakeene. It is said that the desert expands slowly each year, eating away at southern Darakeene and the Festering Fields.
The Ukrudan Desert is a bleak region containing little in the way of plants or animals. Desert scrubs and cacti are prevalent in the inhabited regions around the edges of the desert. This vegetation decreases markedly as one moves into the interior of the desert. Sutak tribes occupy the exterior areas of the desert, often coming into conflict with desert tribes.
The interior of the Ukrudan is controlled primarily by the asaatthi and the Daywalker slitheren, Thulkasworshipping ratmen who walk about in the full heat of the sun.