Canto

Canto is the Southern Pole of Orrthus. Once the largest, most beautiful, and diverse continent, Canto is now a wasteland of black sand. The land, from horizon to horizon, is completely flat and barren. The black sand is slightly hot, and stretches uniformly as far as the eye can see. Canto is unique on Orrthus for being the only place where necromancy spells, arcane or divine, still function and can be learned. However, the price for this is often death, and if one is lucky, undeath. The only movement on Canto is the undead patrolling endlessly, and the thriving metropolis at the dead center of the pole, the Necropolis. No one who travels to Canto returns to those they left. If they return, they return with horrors and memories trapped in their sleeping minds, waiting to burst forth upon rest, remembering briefly why they were sent back. It is even said that undead have been seen sailing ships to the other continents, but no one knows if the necromantic energies holding them together survive to their destinations…

Canto

The Thorn Within the Rose Lafayel