A large area of wasteland across the Koslin River from Denning. They are unfarmable, with poor rainfall, no drinkable water, a thick covering of tough, brown tussock on which livestock do not thrive, and rocky, infertile soil. They are unclaimed territory, because nobody wants them.

Determined and his fellow refugees from the Siege of Lakeside Koslin camped there for a short but unpleasant period.

They are infested with brownish-black tussock flies, which feed off the mottled brown tussock birds, which feed off the dark brown tussock. Brown lizards living under the tussock eat the flies, but there aren't nearly enough lizards.