The Dead Lands of Athas
Trees of Death
The Trees of Death are a set of six massive trees circling a caldera where a tear in the Gray once poured out death and destruction. Each of these “trees” are masses of stringy flesh, discolored and rotten. Black veins pulse with malign unlife, and foul-smelling ichor constantly issues from their trunks.
It is said that the trees were once six of the druids who sought to stop the flow of the Obsidian Tide, their degenerated forms in unlife twisted by the guilt they felt for failing their mission. Hoards of thinking and unthinking undead alike swarm around the trees like insects about rotting meat.