Sand ghuls inhabit the deep deserts of the world. Thin and emaciated, they haunt forgotten ruins, waiting for travelers foolish enough to pass by. In villages, they have been known to creep in at night to pick apart bodies on the gallows, or dig up corpses from graveyards to devour them.
The bite of a sand ghul is rancid, causing disease and infection. Their breath gives off a nauseating stench. When ghuls spot prey, they ambush in groups.
In caravan posts throughout the desert, storytellers warn against the crime of cannibalism, saying anyone who tastes human flesh in this life will become a sand ghul after death.
Throughout the Southern World, ghuls are feared and hated as the children of Shemesh, the Dark One.