The Weeping Desert was located in the Haunted Lands of interior Zakhara. It was a sandy expanse running from limestone hills at the base of the Furrowed Mountains to massive barchan dunes separating it from the Burning Lands.[1][2]

By 1367 DR,[note 1] the Weeping Desert earned its name from the prevalence of undead spirits, such as ghosts, ghost horses, and the undead giants known as rom. A large set of ruins was believed to be the source of the keening sounds that kept travelers awake at night. A large clan of rom was hidden beneath this ruin at the magical underground spring known as the Well of Despair.[3]



  1. Canon material does not provide dating for the Al-Qadim campaign setting. For the purposes of this wiki only, the current date for Al-Qadim products is assumed to be 1367 DR.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Steve Kurtz (1994). Cities of Bone (Cardsheets). (TSR, Inc). ISBN 1-56076-847.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Steve Kurtz (1993). A Dozen and One Adventures (Cardsheets). (TSR, Inc). ISBN 1-56076-622-0.
  3. Steve Kurtz (1993). A Dozen and One Adventures (Campaign Book). (TSR, Inc), p. 14. ISBN 1-56076-622-0.