The vast expanse between the two cities Al-Shaddar and Rahmad has long been disputed, but no area more so than that of around the life-sustaining banks of the Osad-Kir. The occasional oases between them, or the opportunity to tax trade vessels that traverse its length is reason enough to seek control of the Osad-Kir.
Yet, the hidden gem mines and riches of lost cities and civilizations buried beneath the sands elevate the fighting visciously. Every denizen of the region, whether in a position of power or paupery, dreams hungrily of the possibility of finding their fortune somewhere in the Osad-Kir. Great Caliphs and Pashas from every corner of the desert, as well as nobility from outside the area have led excursions into the Elder Dunes and the sands on either bank of the Osad-Kir combing for the riches long-lost.
the Osad-Kir is a tributary river flowing from the Kashar-al-Kir, the Shaddarin Desert’s easternmost great river. The rivers Zirim and the Kashar-al-Kir themselves are artificially created. Each originates from the North, rushing from underneath vast Pyramids with long forgotten origins. They terminate far to the South, as the Desert gradually gives way to the lush vegetation and forestry of the Southern Jungles, then a broken, volcanic ocean coastline known as The Burning Sea.