The Widow Harun
The Shaarwood is a dry, scrubby open woodland along The River Shaar, notorious for its undergrowth of saw grass and cactus. Nonetheless, the nomads often stop here to gather Tashalan peppers, a type of chili pepper native to the jungles south, which grows hotter and more flavorful here than anywhere else in its range. There is a popular trade in the seeds of the pepper, which are favored for their superior traits by growers in neighboring lands such as Dambrath and Gezer.
The Shaarwood is discussed in more detail in Shining South and other Forgotten Realms core books and supplements. Please consult these for more information.