The Badlands are one of the most corrupt areas in Barsaive. The area was one of the most fertile lands in Barsaive before the Scourge, and suffered horribly as a result. It is now a barren wasteland with little water, and much of hte life that can be found there is tainted and twisted by the influence of the Horrors. Many ruined kaers and citadels can be found, their inhabitants dead—or worse.
The Badlands have been slowly growing over the decades since the Scourge, threatening the city of Travar and the plains beyond. A group of questors of Jaspree have been trying trying to halt or reverse the spread, and they sometimes hire groups of experienced adepts to try and find the source of the growing corruption. Thus far their efforts have yielded little success.