The Avendum Chronicles
The Seven Sands
The home of Mistress Victory, The Seven Sands is a desert world with vast oceans of sand. Long ago it thrived with world spanning empires, but now only scoured ruins remain. Life is sustained around the scattered Oases, but it is the Sand Ships that make trade possible.
Between the Oases a harsh caravan-ing life is led, dependent on lizard drawn sleds and flocks of large flightless birds. Brigands prey on those they can catch. These desert tribes are the source of leather and certain rare resins; some may access caches of more exotic treasures.
On the Seven Sands most food either comes in a shell of some sort or hides in the ground, and often has spines. Mats of cactus, coconut, melons, various roots and rhubarb are examples of main staples. Dates, figs, pine nuts, and the tarry sap of the sugar spruce are just a few other foods found.