The Dust Wastes are a large biome located south of Grand P'Landris City. Various mercenary groups and bandit squads roam the wastes. If you have an escort, safe passage is easily achieved. However, if you venture out alone, the Wastes themselves will hunt you. The Dust Wastes belong to no one. They get their name from the generations of pollution and resource exploitation. In its prime, the Dust Wastes were sprawling green hills of various vegetables. The discovery of oil in the region saw several major farming stations transformed into oil docks. Over time, the flora and fauna began disappearing. Poisonous runoff and lack of rain caused the hills to dry up. The very sand that covers the hills is the dust of the carcasses that once called it home.
The vast desert is speckled with old ruins of the once powerful farms and oil platforms that provided sufficient resources to the rest of Alevar's republics. Various ports and dry docks have become the outposts for those traversing the Wastes. Considered neutral, these outposts are for trading, refueling, and passage; some are sanctioned, guarded stops along the Grand Highway, others are shanty type stalls where only certain folks on certain business need go.