The Wastelands is a hot barren dessert that seperates Mossflower Country from Southswards country. Basically, nothing grows here or lives here for any large amount of time. It is also farely sizable, taking up about half of what is considered Southswards. It is the main reason that when ever one country is attacked, the other doesn't help them. It also creates a decent barrier between the land roving tribes of vermin and the flourishing Southswards.