Kinnos, the Twisted Isle
Kinnos was once a quiet island dotted with Charan fishing villages and two modest towns, Uldan and Renem. Perhaps a century ago, Charan supply ships stopping trade discovered that something had happened; the fishing villages were empty, completely abandoned, and the two towns were simply gone.
Various groups have explored the island since then; several were never heard from again, and none of the discovered what had happened. Dark, twisted trees and foul-smelling flowers grow across the island, brambles and thorn bushes run wild, and an oppressive aura covers the area, rendering many people hopeless and despairing within a few hours. Kinnos is given a wide berth by sailors, and few mages and scholars are willing to study it; it remains an evil mystery.