These ruins in the heart of the desert once used to be one of the largest cities in all of Wind Country. As all such cities, it was built around an oasis, but that got polluted and eventually dried up as a result of the Catastrophic War and multiple internal struggles that followed. Due to its large size, only the outer reaches of the city have sunk into the desert sand, while the rest still has an impressive appearance. The city or the village was once known as Sunagakure no Sato, a place where Sand Ninja used to live. However, rumors say that this place had long become a major hideout for various shady characters.