Etforlon is ruled by the terrible killer ruler King Joseph Hanes the 5th. That is the main source of people dying. Because King Joseph Hanes gets mad at them and orders them dead.
King Joseph Hanes the 5th ordered a plain. So he got a plain. Literally. The whole island is sand. They burned all the trees. Ash, sand. Low winds.
Besides King Joseph Hanes, there are about 160 people living on Etforlon. And barely any animals and no monsters because HELLO ITS A PLAIN EVERYONE CAN SEE THEREFORE SLAY EVERYTHING, but since there are some small farms, there are some animals.