The vast golden dunes of the Greater Mizharen Desert shift and transform constantly from the harsh, ever-present winds, making navigation and mapping of the desert nearly impossible. Compasses are worse than useless thanks to the thousands of lodestones embedded in the sand, leading many a traveler in hopeless, deadly circles. Most desert travelers navigate by the stars, but even they can be deceptive. Shooting stars and meteorite strikes are common in the Mizharen, leading star-seekers to venture forth in search of the fallen treasures. Some return with their precious prizes in hand, while others shuffle out of the desert empty-handed. Most, however, are never seen again. Their bones, picked clean by carrion beetles and bleached by the sun, are quickly buried by the blowing sand, hidden from the world until the desert chooses to reveal them once more.