Stygian Crypts and Shining Heroes
In the desert wasteland of Deadhold, an oppressive, choking heat tears at you as you make your way across the desert. The ashen sand varies from gray to white to a dull yellow. Here and there, skulls and shattered bones poke through the dunes. In the distance, a small settlement rises from a wide plateau, surrounded by what looks like a river of shadow. Growing louder with every step you make, the cries of suffering rise from the area around the river.
The settlement is cloaked in what appears to be a shimmering haze of desert heat. However, even as you approach, you can make out the true nature of that dark stain—the air above the outpost is thick with an endless swarm of flies.