This desert is located to the east of the Lowlands. It is inhabited mostly by Scorpion-kinden, who often participate in slave-raiding upon and for their neighbours. To the north is a narrow strip of fertile land, now the western portion of the Wasp Empire, before the Darakyon forest. Along the south-west runs the Silk Road from the Lowlands to the Spiderlands, before reaching the coast. To the east is a range of hills that separates it from the southern Empire.