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Scarpdale is the name of a desert wasteland covering most of Lanshire, Havish. The area was ravaged during the First Age battles against the Seardluin and also furious battles between two rival drakes which seared the soil to a slag waste. The area is defined by an upland plateau, flat wastes and dead grass over solidified lava flows. Closer to the Storlain Mountains are sulfurous mudpots, steam geysers, and poisonous mineral pools. The area near the Storlain Mountains is known as the Stacks.

A grimward can be found on the northern edge. The young, male drake whose death seeded the grimward failed three times to win a mate over a rival. As a result, he was Unnamed at the time of death.

Role in the Story

Spoiler warning: Contains plot elements from multiple books in the series.

Warhost of Vastmark

Third Age 5646: Luhaine is shown settling the ghosts of a necromancer's victims in Scarpdale.

Stormed Fortress

Third Age 5671: The grimward here is the fourth visited by Asandir for stabilization. His work is interrupted when Isfarenn nears the end of her life. He resolves to return her to Athera rather than lose her in the grimward. Seshkrozchiel battles the haunt in the grimward, rechanneling her perception of Shehane Althain's wards and the members of the Fellowship to put a permanent end to the dead drake.

Initiate's Trial

Third Age 5923: When Asandir must enter Athili, he leaves his horse at the Scarpdale site where a grimward once stood. The masterless horse collapses hours later.

Through the plotting of Selidie Prime, Arithon is gradually hazed eastward through Scarpdale. After he crosses into Melhalla, Asandir halts the True Sect army and turns them back to Tysan.