The Dead Zone was a portion of Ulgrotha with no mana. It was created when Ravi rang the Apocalypse Chime and completed the Great Destruction begun by the Ancients and Tolgath. Any living thing that stepped foot in the Dead Zone had its life force pulled away, killing it.
- D.G. Chichester (February, 1996) "Homelands" (comic)
- Scott Hungerford and Kyle Namvar (June 14th, 1995), "Backstory for Magic the Gathering: Homelands"