The Wasteland was once the most fertile farmland in Adena. For centuries farmers harvested abundant crops there. However with the devil Beleth and his minions arrived, the mystics at Ivory Tower had to come up with a quick solution. They opened the forbidden book, Kravel's Spellbook, and for 2 days and 2 nights it rained fire from the skies and dark magic swept through the area, draining all life from the area and releasing it back on whatever creatures still wandered there. House cats were transformed into Androscorpio Hunters and common ants were warped into giant strider sized versions.