Chronicles of Skythia
The Chaos Bore is a small whole in the fabric of reality generally unknown to the general populace, but certainly not unheard of. In the furthest souther reaches of the continent the energies (and sometimes creatures) from the Elemental realm of Chaos leak out into the mortal realm, warping all they touch and posing a continous threat to all that live.
The region around the Bore is known as the Scarred Lands- a twisted ruined landscape, the air billows with waves of intense heat. The land is melted, torn and ruined into a blackened, bleak, desolate scape where nothing lives or grows.