Temperate

Temperate

North: Northwestern Europe
South: Pacific Northwest


Mild and variable, this landscape is dotted with forests and a complex river system. The remnants of human society tell stories of the long-forgotten past. The land sees light winters and pleasant summers, a highly sought after selection of resources hidden in its intricate details.



Blackwood Reach

The Reach makes up most of the misty lands. Shrouded in a constant thick fog, sun rarely ever reaches the forest floor despite the canopies being barely present above. The forest is mostly quiet except for the random rare bull elk call that breaks through the eerie silence.

Crescent Cove South (discovering)

Spanning across both mountainous and temperature regions for uncertain miles lies a deep, crescent-shaped and mysterious gash in the earth. Long filled in by water and eroded down, the earth is not quite as jagged here as it once was though it is far from smooth. Within both the northern and southern branches of the cove, the water is eerily still and far from crystal clear, betraying the true depth of how deep the gash goes.

Fell's Fen (discovering)

A wetland tucked into the north-eastern corner of the temperate region, the southern reaches of the Fen consists of a multitude of winding streams, banks overgrown with tall grasses and cattails that rise far above the heads of most creatures. To the north, the ground slopes downward and becomes largely unstable; it's hard to tell what's solid ground and what's precarious mud. Here, the many small streams merge into large, slow-flowing rivers.

Hazy Pasture

Within the ever-spreading mist is an abundance of low-growing greenery and some trees that break up the horizon. The sound of gophers chirping can often be heard around sunset, along with the singing of various birds that are hard to find within the fog, giving this place an odd relaxing feel to it.

Jawbone Crag (discovering)

While Jawbone Crag is an isolated cluster of rather squat mountains, there are few of the larger spires that reach heavenward like a row of jagged teeth that can be intimidating. While not entirely impassable they are certainly treacherous to navigate. A small smattering of woods at the base of the Crag is home to frequent herds among other woodland creatures and while not entirely an enticing landmark on its own it is rumored that the Crag hides tunnels of geodes and caverns that harbor ecosystems of flora and fauna.

Little Balm Lake

A small lake nestled within a coniferous forest. Rocks of various sizes rest along its edges, a fantastic place to eat any fish one is skilled enough to catch. Herons are a usual sight here as well as a few large nests of osprey who often nest here. The name comes from the pleasant balmy scent that comes from the evergreen trees that populate the surrounding woods.

Maelstrom Bay (discovering)

At the cusp of northerly winds and southerly winds, the Maelstrom Bay is a black-sanded bay edged against lush temperate forests. The coastline varies in height, coming to sea level in the south, and is peppered with waterfalls to the sea. This area is prone to high winds, vicious sea currents, and frequent thunderstorms. Mountains to the north and deltas to the south bring a variety of prey and vegetation for its inhabitants.

Raven Rock (discovering)

The world is black here: the sand, the rocks, even what few trees survive are darker than normal. From the mainland, the rugged island seems mostly barren and unforgiving - though many seabirds make their nests on its cliffs during the Spring and Summer months. A dark sandbar connects one shoreline to another at low tide.

Reclaimed Roots

A tree has long taken over these buildings as its roots now dig in to reclaim what was once stolen from it. Falling debris is a constant worry within these buildings despite how inviting they may seem. Wild dogs seem to be drawn here through sheer instinct as if something calls for them. Chickens call this place home and roost in many hard to reach places.

Royal Wisteria Woodland (discovering)

Covering The Elk's Crown's entrance near the mountains, this woodland is densely scattered with apple orchids and various wisteria trees all throughout. When spring comes, the beauty of the flowering apple trees and the blooming wisteria create quite a captivating sight.

Shamrock Grove (discovering)

As far southwest as one could reach lays a peninsula surrounded by water on all sides. The little isle is covered in slender white birch trees with varying shades of browns and grays marking them. Their leaves are green throughout summer but are yellows in the spring, browns in the autumn, and the branches are barren throughout the winter. Named for its most notable feature aside the trees, the land itself is covered in thick patches of clovers and thin wisps of grass, although moss can still be found typically at the base of the tree trunks.

Sleeping Doe's Range (discovering)

Located next to the forest that is home of the elk, oftentimes does the herd wander into the open, relishing into the sun on cloudless days, causing a napping-like area. Within the plains, celosia argentea flowers can often be found, a vibrancy to the otherwise rather dull area. It's delectable to the ungulates who besides sleeping, find themselves snacking onto these colorful flowers.

Sundance Grove (discovering)

Sundance Grove, a verdant, bustling forest whose name hails from the abundance of glades dotted within allowing a wealth of sunlight to dapple the floors. As a result the woods are home to what appears like a plethora of mini meadows lush with blooming flowers tucked between the trees. Turning into coruscating carpets when the sun dances off the gleam of their vibrant colours, seeming to light up even the shadiest nooks and crannies where the trees huddle closest.

The Elk's Crown

Surrounded by redwood, oaks, birches, maples, pines, and the like, the forest is tucked near a mountain and closely hangs next to the river. It is home to a massive herd of elk. There, one can spot the King of them all — a large 8-pointed monarch that is said to protect his forest is truly a grand sight to see. This sacred place is what the wolves call The Elk's Crown.

The Maw (discovering)

10,000 feet above sea level nestled upon a rigid entrance of rocks and skeletal animal remains, there exists the entrance to an intricate cave system. Though there are many in the surrounding area shrouding the true entrance in mystery, only one guts out to an inner valley after a little less of a mile fumbling through the dark. It is a recklessly dangerous expedition but worth the reward. The outlet to the maze is a gorge above a cratered valley littered with bountiful prey big and small. You might have found Shangri-la .....If you can survive the carved-out jagged trails downward that is.

Thundering Grasslands

Rolling hills of tall green grasses. Wild horses can often be seen running through as the pure symbol of freedom, power and grace. The sound of their hooves hitting the ground sounds like thunder when coming from a larger herd. Somewhere in these fields is a random collection of massive stones forming a circle.

Winterheart Forest

To the casual observer, Winterheart Forest might appear to be remarkable only for its seemingly endless expanse. However, those who have explored its fey and mystical depths will attest that it is a place quite unlike any other. Vast and ancient conifers stand like ineffable sentinels, primordial titans soaring ever skyward as if to challenge the very mountains themselves. Within the aegis of those moss-draped boughs, Winterheart is a place of shadowed secrets, where mystery permeates the air like mist, magic drips like dew from the lichen, and the line between dreams and reality becomes blurred.

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