I am a shadow…The true self…
You do that, and then no one can guess what’s inside.
They don’t want to be without
Man of Steel (2013)
"The people of Earth are different from us, it’s true, but ultimately I believe that is a good thing. They won’t necessarily make the same mistakes we did, but if you guide them, Kal, if you give them hope, that’s what this symbol means. The symbol of the House of El means hope. Embodied within that hope is the fundamental belief the potential of every person to be a force for good. That’s what you can bring them."
Places in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - The Dead Dunes
This is just a guess, but…I would imagine that most of the people living here in the desert are bandits in search of treasure. After all, why would anyone choose to live in a place like without a good—and lucrative—reason? I’ve looked into that clavis for you. Apparently, it’s an artifact that’s thought capable of drawing the souls of the dead to it. It seems the Order has been trying hard to recover the relic. In recent years, they’ve dispatched several parties of Secutors to the desert.