The mesa steppes

Much more sparsely vegetated than its neighbouring flood plains, the mesa steppes is a large area of dry, semi-arid land which contains large cliffs, deep caves and huge protruding mesas. Although it is not lush, it is by no means empty. The cave systems in particular house beholders and naga, as well as countless numbers of deadly beasts (so the beholders would have travellers believe), while the topland is mostly the realm of the hill giants, when they are not being enslaved by ogres and goblins to build structures in the flood plains.

The mesa steppes

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