Eberron: Shadows of the Last War
The Demon Wastes
On the outer fringe of Khorvaire both physically and socially The Demon Wastes is a forbidden realm of barren rock, the last remnant of the ancient civilization of rakshasas that reigned over Khorvaire before the Age of Monsters and long before humans ever stepped foot on Khorvaire’s soil.
North of the Eldeen Reaches beyond the Shadowcrag and Icehorn Mountains lies the scarred land of the Demon Wastes. Hanging like a scab on the edge of Khorvaire many in Khorvaire would sooner forget about its presence than acknowledge its existence, or what calls it home. Many hope the land would slough off into the Barren or Bitter Sea or perhaps float north and join the Frostfell freezing whatever foul denizens call the place home in a permanent glacier.
There is no overarching society amongst the Demon Wastes. The few settlements that lay in the borders of the Demon Wastes are unique and rarely contact the outside world. The most prevalent social groups in the Demon Wastes are the nomadic barbarian tribes. There are two separate groups the Carrion Tribes and the Ghaash’kala. While the Carrion Tribes worship the imprisoned rajahs the orcs of the Ghaash’kala have sworn to prevent evil from escaping the Demon Wastes. In Ashtakala the Lords of Dust hatch their insidious plots while Night Hags content themselves with small groups of devout followers. Despite the varied powers in control across the Demon Wastes there is one consistency, the preponderance of evil.