This barren area of the outside world was the domain of the dark Een wizard known as Grendel Greeve. When Greeve was expelled by his brothers during the First Age of Een, he journeyed north and eventually arrived at was a verdant wilderness. Here, Greeve constructed a temple: a deep underground maze that served as a monument to his terrible heart. The entrance to this temple was called the Door to Unger.
After the construction of this temple, the surrounding wilderness began to wither and dying, so that soon it was just a plain of rock. It was this bleak landscape that Kendra Kandlestar and Trooogul had to cross on their quest to find the Door to Unger.