Desert of Tears
The Desert of Tears is so named for the wailing winds that blow through it. This was was the home to the Sand civilisation and their crystal palaces stretched across the entire region. Now it is filled with broken shards of crystal, wild creatures mutated by the loosed magics, scavengers desperate enough to try searching for relics amongst the ruins and bands of monstrous cretures that are at home amongst the chaos.
It is also home to the few remaining Hearthcrystals. Most of the more stable ones are at the edges of the desert spared from the insanity that infected the rest of the infant hearths. The ones closer to the centre of the desert are older but the Sand they produce are mad and bent on revenge against an enemy that no longer exists. These beserkers will kill to defend their territory or just wander is a rage until they are finally destroyed.