The Demon Wastes
The Demon Wastes are a barren, volcanic wasteland stretching out from beyond the Shadowcrags and the Icehorn Mountains, which separate the area from the Eldeen Reaches. The plateau that stretches out from the mountains is punctuated by a series of canyons and mesas that form a natural labyrinth from which the demons possess their easiest access to the surface world in all of Khorvaire. From here, the Lords of Dust, ruled by malevolent Rakshasa, control fiends and demons and orchestrate far-reaching schemes across Eberron to see their race one day return to power. Two groups of humanoids wander the wastes. One, the Carrion Tribes, are the bloodthirsty, primitive, demon-worshiping Human tribes that wander the plains beyond the Labyrinth. Meanwhile, four separate tribes of slightly more sophisticated orcs (sprinkled with a handful of humans goliaths and half-orcs), known as the Ghaash’kala, believe that it is their sacred right to keep demons, barbarian tribes, and other monstrosities from finding their way onto the rest of the continent, and also attempt to keep people from entering the region.