The Barren Wastes, or simply the Wastes, are a forlorn, desolate expanse of rock on the southern shore of the Icy Sea, expanding inland about 100 miles.
Moss and lichen are the dominant forms of plant life in the Wastes; sparse grasses and stunted trees grow in sheltered locations.
Features and settlements
The Barren Wastes are thought to have been created by a magical cataclysm centuries before the Twin Cataclysms.
- Holian, Gary, Erik Mona, Sean K. Reynolds, and Frederick Weining. Living Greyhawk Gazetteer. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2000.