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Pharis is a large desert in the southwestern part of Syra. It is entirely ruled by the Pharis Imperium; Kerthis is the capital.

Almost entirely surrounded by mountains, Pharis is in a massive rain shadow and receives very little precipitation save for what blows north from the Frostland. Its aridity was pushed to further extremes after the Illithid War devastated Estorium, however, when a number of wizards fled to Pharis and sought to build their own empire. A great war ensued between the wizards, from which their were no victors. The wizards were all killed, and their spells devastated the land; in many places across Pharis, especially in the southern regions, vast areas of wild, chaotic magic still persist, making travel perilous.