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Athas is a world of suffering and sand…and it is dying. What remains of civilization has huddled together in a small sliver of land known as the Tyr region. Seven city-states dominate the political landscape and house the majority of the population. Those that choose to live in the cities are afforded a modest amount of safety but often suffer under the oppressive rule of the sorcerer-kings, while those that brave the dangerous wilderness risk their lives to gain a small measure of freedom.

Few Athasians know the truth behind their worlds current circumstances, only that a great cataclysm in the distant past transformed their once verdant world into the desiccated husk that it is today. Life on Athas is a grueling experience that has made the inhabitants tough and jaded. Only the strong survive on Athas, but to be a hero one must do more than simply survive.

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