Gold's Curse is the phenomenon of Gold, where the sand covers all but a small portion of the land. About 15 years ago, this was not the case. However, ever since the beginning of the Oniga Sigrogana War, the sands crept in from the shores and towards the center of the continent, burying many villages and towns in the process, shrinking Oniga to a fraction of its former size and glory. The cause was never confirmed, but many believe the druids cursed the land in response to Oniga's conquering campaign. The effect escalated during the last year of the Oniga Sigrogana War and is a major reason why the Onigan Revolution occured.