Quote Originally Posted by Winter View Post
For a pointless academic question you elaborated exetensively. ;)
What can I say? It's what we do here.

Quote Originally Posted by Winter View Post
Last I looked there were cities around the desert. Xykon would get more people. And he has Redcloak for organising the Not-dieing-until-I-allow-it-thing.
Cities have two things that are not portable: continuous water sources, and shelter. I don't see how Redcloak could provide those to a whole army on a continuous basis.

Both are equally important to survival in the desert. Lack of either water or shelter will kill you within 24 hours (maybe a little longer if you have an exceptional CON.)