Old Skool Campaign
Aa massive ancient battleground covering roughly 225 square miles (about 15 miles by 15 miles). Over one million corpses are within this zone, and for that reason it is inhabited by human necromancers who have carved all sorts of niches, lairs, caverns, mausoleums, and tombs within its borders. The Desolate Zone is the one area within the HCR that the Mageocracy allows magic to be used freely and without repercussions (or taxes). Often, if a mage runs afoul of the HCR powers that be, they are offerred the choice between giving up magic forever, or taking up residence in the Desolate Zone.