The Death of Gods?
The Shirkodeyi, the Waste, the Creeping Sands, The Magic Death…these are all names of the growing desert beyond the oldest parts of the city. Generations past there was the Strand, an odd wasteland that seemingly changed dimension taking anywhere between 1 day and 10 to cross, some dying of the depredations, their corpses found near a small strand of fruit trees or an oasis.
Even in those days, there were reports of magic working strangely within the Strand. (Many of the outposts of the Strand Citadel can still be found at the heart of the Shirkodeyi. Some little more than memories, others seem immune to any ravages of the ages.) Now, sand drifts even into the periphery of Ab’duran…