The wastes is a desolate area that lays between the volcanoes to the north and the windswept plains to the south. It’s a very harsh and unforgiving area that only the most hardy people survive in. If you can manage it however, there is beauty in the land, and enough unique wild game and resources to make a living.
Most of the people who live out in the wastes are members of the various barbarian tribes of the area. While there is no constant war between the various tribes, there are enough territory disputes that the area sees plenty of battles. The most valuable resources of the area are the wild bloodflowers that grow in the volcanic soil fertilized by generations of battles, the components that come from the higher than normal density of Fire, Earth, and Air elements that inhabit the area, and the mineral deposits from the constantly changing terrain.