The Dreadlands is the area surrounding the Arreat Crater. It used to be called the Northern Steppes and was inhabited by the various Barbarian Tribes tasked with safeguarding Mount Arreat and the Worldstone within it. The destruction of the mountain has caused many of the tribes to leave this place and hunt evil across all of the world in atonement, while others have despaired over their situation and fallen into a state of regression and feral brutality. The land itself is not much better off, with demonic corruption seeping into everything and crazed beasts roaming the land.
It is now home to the Demon Hunters, who use the region as training practice in their hunt of demons.
 Historic Events
- Cain, Deckard., Book of Cain, page 132.
|Locations in the Diablo Universe|
|Planes||Black Abyss • Burning Hells • High Heavens • Sanctuary • Trag'Oul's Realm • The Void|
|Regions in Sanctuary||Aranoch • Dreadlands • Entsteig • Kehjistan • Khanduras • Mount Arreat • Scosglen • Skovos Isles • Torajan Jungles • Westmarch • Xiansai|
|Towns in Sanctuary||Bastion's Keep • Bramwell • Caldeum • Duncraig • Gea Kul • Harrogath • Hashir • Istani • Ivgorod • Kalinash • Kehjan • Kingsport • Kurast • Lut Gholein • New Tristram (Old Tristram) • Partha • Rogue Encampment • Seram • Staalbreak • Toraja • Tran Athulua • Tulisam • Tur Dulra • Ureh • Urjhani • Viz-jun • Westmarch|
|Other Places||Pandemonium Fortress • Silver City|