The Shavaran Waste dominates central Haven. It is a dry, barren land, populated sparsely by humans who refer to themselves collectively as the Shava. There are five clans of Shava: four are historically nomadic, and have frequently fought over the scarce resources afforded by the Waste. The members of the fifth clan, the Serei-Shava, are famously pacifist. They live in villages along the Paladin Peaks to which lie to the west.
The humans are not alone in the Waste, as numerous thri-kreen inhabit the area. Every once in a while the thri-kreen muster their forces to attack the Shava en masse. Such a threat is capable of banding together the clans, at least for a while…