The Sable Sands are a desolate location in the southeastern deserts of Katapesh that is avoided by most travellers; the only people who visit are the occasional lost travellers who mistake it for a distant oasis.
The Sable Sands are about 100 feet in diameter and filled with a tarry, black substance that covers the ground in strange patterns. From the midst of the tar protrude several weather-worn tombstones, though no one knows who or what may have been buried beneath the sable sands.
The tar that permeates the ground seems to suck the happiness and positivity out of all who come near it, leeching the warmth from the very air itself. Though no undead have ever crawled from the tar-filled graves, the area does seem to attract them, drawing all sorts of living dead toward this desolate site.1