The Shavaran Waste dominates central Haven. It is a dry, barren land, populated sparsely by humans who refer to themselves collectively as the Shava. They are five clans of Shava: four are nomadic, and frequently fight over the scarce resources. The members of the fifth clan, the Serei-Shava, are famously pacifist. They live in villages along the Paladin Peaks which form the western border of the Waste.
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…