The Oblivion wastes are located in the northeastern portion of the Shattered Lands.
According to legend the Wastes used to be a land of verdent forests and rolling emerald grasslands that surrounded the legendary city of Malthendir. However, the Great Arcane War poisoned the soil with arcane energy, rent the land and corrupted the native wildlife. All that remains is a scarred and brutal desert inhabited by horrific creatures twisted by the arcane Magicks. Fortunately, these horrors cannot suvive long outside the Wastes without exposure to the pervasive arcane energies that created them, thus only posing a danger to those foolhardy enough to venture into the Wastes.
Dwarves live on the eastern border of the Wastes. They have acquired magical abilities from their proximity to the arcane residue that pervades the area, but not so close as to be horrifically mutated by it.