Cursed Land

As terrible things once happened in a far away land, a mage of unimaginable power was hunted down and tortured. Before dying, he phrased a terrible spell and cursed the land. So the legend tells.

Only very brave people dare to go even near this area and very few actually return from a journey into the heart of the cursed land - all mad.
It is being said that an immensely powerful evil creature actually lives in the forbidden land, killing everyone entering or driving them mad. Some even believe that this creature is inhabited by the very soul of the mage which brought this curse upon this land.