Astonishing Torchbearers of Hyperborea
This vast, cold wasteland is composed of dry, rocky, sandy terrain with swaths of steppes. Reptiles of many species inhabit the Red Desert, including giant lizards, snakes, and crocodiles (where the two major rivers flow). Tribes of hyena-men are said to roam the desert, and packs of blink dogs have been reported. Wild asses, camels, goats, and horses dwell in the Red Desert. Humans are not known to settle the Red Desert, but iron, lead, and salt mines are established from time to time; these oft come to unfortunate ends. Other men seek the rare forms of lotus reputed to grow amongst the steppe scrub.