|Nation||Empire of Kelesh|
Source: The Inner Sea World Guide, pg(s). 205
The Windswept Wastes is the name given to the central deserts and western steppes of the continent of Casmaron. It is nominally part of the Empire of Kelesh, but the inhabitants keep their own tribal customs and traditions and are largely left to their own devices by the Padishah Emperor.
The inhabitants honour Sarenrae and the other gods of the Empire of Kelish, but they also have their own legend which dates from the days of Ninshabur. It tells of a human hero called Namzaruum who will return one day to lead his descendants to victory against their enemies. Agents of Kelesh have for centuries scoured the Wastes for rumors of his return. In the name of maintaining order, they have killed anyone who might fit the mold of the cultural hero.