The Dead Lands of Athas
The City of Ten Thousand Dead
A massive city of obsidian stretches for more than a mile in every direction from its center in the eastern portion of the Dead Lands. Hordes of mindless or near-mindless undead follow the commands of troll kaishargas, gnome raaigs, and new forms of undead unique to the Obsidian Plain. While miles of the glass plains seem deserted and devoid of both living and undead creatures, the area around this ruined city is literally crawling with undead beings of all descriptions. They appear at night, emerging from the shadows to resume their dances of misery and songs of revenge.
This city was once a massive demihuman and humanoid metropolis, where all races lived in peace. It was, however, an abomination in the Warbringer’s eyes, so it was one of the first places targeted by the crusades of the Cleansing Wars. As few living beings have explored this city since it fell to the Champions, many secrets and treasures remain hidden within the glass-coated buildings. Unfortunately, most of the treasures have been tainted by the obsidian coating, and none of the undead creatures will allow living beings to enter the city anyway. In the rare instances when treasures have been liberated from the city, tales of horrible curses have been associated with them.