Mattârâk is a coastal desert of Arcana. The strong winds coming off the Mephigax have created dunes here of immense height and propertions. Some are as high as 150'. The sands of the desert are a light purple color mixed with white sands along the coasts.
The most feared denizens of Mattârâk are crab-like humanoinds called the Sadar-Nithôn. Several tribes, numbering in the hundreds, dwell in Mattârâk and among the coastal caves. These creatures are dim-witted, but make up for that with fearsome claw attacks and having very strong natural amor. They were created by the Lith-Crillion. Whether this was by accident or intentional has never been learned. One ancient tome found at Aggda say that they were created to serve as coastal troops to combat Thraedli raiders.
A properly treated Nithôn shield is very light, yet as strong as any mithril shield.
- Zidurminâth, from the tome Aglê Marân - "Sadar-Nithôn Chest Plate"