What is Hidden Beneath the Sand?
Gratch-Na, commonly called Oasis by outsiders, is in the middle of the Silver Lands, surrounded by desert and walls of deadly whirling sand. There are no need for guards, for few are strong enough to make it through alive. Only the hearty half-orcs and Tors would be able to live in the harsh conditions, and with the Tors banished to Tor minor, the half-orcs enjoy the isolation. Famous for their superior quality in blades and armor, the half-orcs are regarded for their superior skills, though there are some, chiefly those in Yith-Kara, who believe there is more than meets the eye from the skilled smiths of Gratch-Na. Formally the bastion of magic, it is rumored that the sand and minerals are infused with magical properties, though samples from the safer outer edges has revealed nothing.