The Orcish Wastes are a vast expanse of desert which meets the great forest of the elves.
As might be guessed, the Wastes are named after the orcs which inhabit its vast interior. Other races reside here, such as the Ogres and Cyclopes. It is described as a land 'scarred by war and hate'.
On the very edge of the wastes and the elven territory, lies the domain of the Dark Elves. They've survived here since their banishment 1000 years ago, living in the Dark Elves Village.
The Wastes were once a rich land, but withered due to the blood pacts the ancestors of the Dark Elves made with Demons.