Campaign of the Month: June 2012
El Dura Tierra
Translated as “The Hard Land”, El Dura Tierra is a vast region of badlands and wastes, an arid stretch of land. It is a stretch of dry terrain where softer sedimentary rocks and clay-rich soils have been extensively eroded by wind and water. It is, in part, a malpaís, a terrain of volcanic rock. Canyons, ravines, gullies, hoodoos and other such geological forms riddle and pock the land here. They are often difficult to navigate by foot. El Dura Tierra have a spectacular color display that alternates from dark black/blue coal stria to bright clays to red scoria.
The stretch of badlands begin just south of Gran Rio (the river) west just past Alcazar de Devi, and stretch far south, past the border into the Demon Wastes. The farther south one travels, the more arid the land becomes, until it turns into Las Arenas Rojas (The desert known as the Red Sands).
The towns of Alcazar de Devi, Villa Vicosa, and the City of Alhambra all fall within the region of El Dura Tierra. These communities run along the La Carretera del Rey a Alhambra, a fairly maintained road that runs between Alcazar Toledo and Alhambra.