Bordering The Great Wasteland and the mountains of Kassel is Umayyad. A once great nation that suffered more than any other during the Great Mage War. The desert that was there before became the Great Wasteland during the war where no living thing can exist for long. Now the people of Umayyad are nothing but desert nomads that make their living on guiding people and caravans through the wasteland, hunting for ancient relics lost in the war, and the fierce warriors and rangers raised in the wasteland. These people are very clan oriented and travel the desert with impunity because they and they alone know the routes through the wasteland where water is scarce. They know where each oasis and water hole is and guard this knowledge more ferociously than even their own families. (Think Persians)
Capital city is Ilam located deep in the sands near both the Great Wasteland and Kassel. A hard place to reach but home to one of the world’s greatest markets. Other cities of note are Yazd, the headquarters to the goddess Orisha; Deyr, the city of gold, a place of very little wealth that is the heart of Umayyad’s mining and mineral wealth; and Jaleq, the city of mirrors and ghosts, a blasted city on the edge of the Great Wasteland that is thousands of years old, left over from the Great Mage War this city is beautiful and wondrous to behold but also one of the most dangerous places in the world.