High Adventure by the Saltless Sea
An almost lifeless area of blasted earth and blowing gray dust in the South-West of Avertice. The Gray Area begins roughly one day’s ride from Port Ovkul and extends East until it encounters the River of Flowers. The Area is bordered by the Imperial highway on the North and the Saltless Sea to the South for the first portion of its length and maintains the same width as it continues into the wider plain.
The Gray Area appeared suddenly the same night that God-Emperor Jost Steelarm and the capital city of Hake were destroyed. In addition to Hake, at least six other cities were swallowed up in the appearance of the Area, with a large portion of their inhabitants dying in the process.
The people of Avertice regard the Area with superstitious dread, and avoid it whenever possible.