Bloody Expanse

The Bloody Expanse is a wide flat plains far to the east of Quine. The nearest city to the Expanse is Rainhaven. It has never been fully explored. The native siclegrass which covers the entire plain exudes a chemical through the roots which dyes all of the water in the expanse a dark red, giving it the appearance of blood. It also renders the water incredibly toxic to anyone who drinks it. The result is a large area covered in grass and bloody rivers and marshes, with no game to hunt and no safe drinking water. Some expeditions have attempted to cross carrying their own food and water, but each either disappeared in the expanse (presumed dead) or ran low on supplies and returned to Rainhaven before safely crossing. There are traders who come to Quine with exotic goods claiming to have made the crossing. These traders all refuse to explain how they accomplish this feat, leading many to believe that the traders actually come from a city on the west side of the expanse and simply travel a short distance into the expanse and then come out again. These traders use the difficulty of the crossing as a justification for raising their prices significantly, and they usually find someone willing to buy.

Bloody Expanse

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