Southron Wastes

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The Southron Wastes is the area on the furthest south area of Elanthia. This area was accessable to players during the Wavedancer events. The Southron Wastes is where the Dhe'nar city of Sharath is located. In addition, the remaining liches of the Horned Cabal dwell within the wastes.

Brieson's Expedition

On 29 Jastatos 5116, Lord Brieson Cassle led an expedition into the Southron Wastes to collect samples of Everblood.

Creatures

Creatures encountered during the expedition included many native inhabitants as well as a breed of demons known as "primals".

  • a pale white giant tarantula
  • a massive dune spider
  • a huge sand-hued vulture
  • a scarlet desert griffin
  • a massive gnarled wasteworm
  • a huge chalk white sandworm
  • a blazing sand elemental
  • a slinky black scourgemage
  • a blue-crested iguanoid warrior
  • a black-crested iguanoid shaman
  • a red-crested iguanoid chieftain
  • a six-toed furry black hound (undead)
  • an enormous ebon-swirled primal (demon)
  • an ichor-soaked floating primal eyeball (demon)

Enormous ebon-swirled primals are primitive relatives of oculoths.

Within the darkness of night, which hangs like a wall of shadows above the ashen white sands, amorphous forms begin to appear, resembling enormous floating spheres of obsidian.

Clicking echoes from the floating spheres of darkness.

Specks of white sand float up from the base of the crystalline coffin.

Dotting the surface of the enormous black spheres, hundreds of multi-hued alien eyes appear, misshapen, malformed, some red, some white, yellow, grey.  Ichor drips from the huge fangs of the primal demons, and ebon mist swirls about their nebulous forms.

Like falling black stars, the primals descend.

An enormous ebon-swirled primal floats in, its toothy maw glistening with black ichor.

An enormous ebon-swirled primal hovers in, its central eye rolling back and forth.

Portal

[Southron Wastes, Ashen Barrens]
Nothing but sand, dune upon dune of pale, white sand stretches to the horizon. The wind whistles through the emptiness, carrying with it squalls and minor sandstorms. There is no hope of vegetal salvation within the wasteland.
Obvious paths: southeast, west

Westerly Trail

[Southron Wastes, Ashen Barrens]
Peak upon peak, knoll upon knoll, there is only sand and bones in the barrens. The desert northward presents no vegetation and stretches as far as the eye can see, though the view is greatly obscured by darkness. To the southwest, a shale mountain range breaks the visual void of the wasteland.
Obvious paths: east, southwest
[Southron Wastes, Ashen Barrens]
Slicing through the barrens, a high cliff overlooks the vast no-man's land. The dry air has parched even the cactus, whose shriveled hull lies toppled in the ashen sand. Small rodents with large ears scurry through the area, retreating into their burrows at the earliest sign of territorial invasion. You also see a blazing sand elemental and a red-crested iguanoid chieftain.
Obvious paths: northeast, southwest
[Southron Wastes, Ashen Barrens]
A massive cliff juts from the wasteland to the west, while eastward nothing beyond sprawling, empty barrens meets the eye. In the distance, a vast number of birds constantly circle over the bleak wilderness.
Obvious paths: northeast, southeast
[Southron Wastes, Ashen Barrens]
Between the mountain and the barrens, a single stone spire stands apart from the rest. A trio of spires hide behind the first, none as tall, nor as impressive. The sandy wasteland encroaches on their bases, slowly slimming the stone down with the passage of wind and time.
Obvious paths: southeast, northwest
[Southron Wastes, Ashen Barrens]
Chalk coats everything in a ghostly white layer of dust. As the wind rises and wanes, the powder kicks up to obscure the surrounding wasteland. A single rock, shaped like a column, rises from the sandy barrens. The surface of the natural obelisk is worn smooth, save for a series of deep, vertical gouges.
Obvious paths: southeast, northwest
[Southron Wastes, Ashen Barrens]
Sparse clumps of desert verbena dot the bleak landscape, converging near a red shale butte. A horde of flying insects buzz about the area some distance to the east, amid a heaping pile of bones and refuse. You also see a blazing sand elemental and a hulking black beast.
Obvious paths: south, northwest
[Southron Wastes, Ashen Barrens]
The pathway is littered with stray, crumbling rock, split from the shale butte by some unimaginably traumatic force. Barely visible in the darkness, a tight ring of birds circling low over the barrens occasionally dives down to the sandy floor. The attack is followed by a torrent of high-pitched baying which dies out long before the flock resumes its course in the sky.
Obvious paths: north, northwest
[Southron Wastes, Ashen Barrens]
Save for the shale butte and the mountains to the west, the area stands bleak, fairly lifeless, and bathed in ashen soil. A variety of sepia-toned cactus husks rise from the ivory sand in varying slants to create a field of vegetal death in disarray.
Obvious paths: southeast, southwest
[Southron Wastes, Ashen Barrens]
Crumbling rocks tumble down the mountainside, revealing new layers of vanilla amid the typical red shale. The pale sand is intermixed with bittersweet brown. Each rock that falls from above takes with it additional stone as it crashes into crags and peaks. The ground is littered with crushed boulders.
Obvious paths: northeast, south
[Southron Wastes, Ashen Barrens]
Fierce winds stir the sand, rising in occasional columns above the barrens. The resulting convoluted formations are peaked with red shale soil from the crumbling mountains. Even the scattered sagebrush is dusted in vanilla-toned powder.
Obvious paths: north

Southeasterly Path

[Southron Wastes, Ashen Barrens]
Skirting around a curiously crooked spire, the barren pathway stops short of entering the vast, pale desert. Far to the east, the red shale cordillera dies down, as if being slowly devoured into the timeless, sandy wasteland.
Obvious paths: southeast, northwest
[Southron Wastes, Ashen Barrens]
Slowly but surely, the sagebrush and cactus give way to a sprawling, desert wasteland in the north. As the mountain ranges east and west die down, nothing more remains of interest amid the vast wilderness of pale, ashen sand.
Obvious paths: southeast, northwest
[Southron Wastes, Ashen Barrens]
With occasional vanilla layers revealed by years of wear, a striking red shale massif looms above. The barrens, littered with detritus and bones, contain little in the way of fruitful life. Like nearly everywhere else in the wasteland, numerous vultures constantly circle above.
Obvious paths: southeast, northwest
[Southron Wastes, Ashen Barrens]
Rising in the north, a drastic precipice peers over the barren wasteland. The plateau's geologic composition is varied, consisting of alternating layers of umber, red ochre and a pale vanilla. From this distance, a gnarled, dense patch of cactus is visible at the mountain ledge's base.
Obvious paths: southeast, northwest
[Southron Wastes, Ashen Barrens]
The pale, sandy soil is littered with contrasting boulders of red shale. Desert flowers, stunted but bright, speckle the barren wasteland. Far above the foothills, a pass set between a pair of mountain peaks is barely visible.
Obvious paths: southeast, northwest
[Southron Wastes, Ashen Barrens]
The blown-out landscape is dotted with scraggly sagebrush, some squashed by a scattering of massive, jagged boulders. In the gradual foothills to the east, a series of stone spires blocks a view of the red cordillera beyond. As the elevation rises, the sparse floral accompaniment wanes to nothing.
Obvious paths: south, northwest
[Southron Wastes, Ashen Barrens]
Standing nearly fifteen feet tall, a massive cactus with very long needles sprouts from the sandy soil. The trail passes precariously close to the tall plant and then branches out to either side, looping back on itself to create a dangerous obstacle in the middle of the path. Occasionally, a high-pitched "kee-kah!" sound followed by a series of low chitters emanate from the cactus.
Obvious paths: north, southwest
[Southron Wastes, Ashen Barrens]
A series of wavering lines, one after another, cut through the pale soil heading westward beyond a few clumps of sagebrush. The scant remains of a large, dead raptor are partially buried in the sand.
Obvious paths: northeast, southwest
[Southron Wastes, Ashen Barrens]
Patches of brittle grass give way to ashen soil and desolate cactuses with short, stiff needles. Occasionally, a scuttling insect is picked off by one of the many small birds perched safely within the plants' thorny barriers.
Obvious paths: northeast