Tundra

Tundra


East: Russian Tundra
West: Alaskan & Canadian Tundra


These lands are primarily cold and barren with temperatures dipping low into the negatives during winter months. Summer months are just warm enough for growth to occur, though most foliage includes grasses, moss, or low shrubs. Precipitation here is low year round, though in warmer months water may saturate the upper levels of the cold ground forming ponds or other water sources.



Azure Grotto

Though the ice is thick, sunlight still peers through as it is clear enough to let the light shine through it, casting the ice caves in a deep blue. The caves vary in height and depths, from small enough only for small prey - to large enough to house a bear. The caves go on for what seems like an eternity where some wolves will often get lost… never to be seen again as they lose their way.

Frozen Ground

While not a lake, this strange patch of earth acts just like one in the winter months. It freezes over once the temperature drops below zero, and its surface becomes smooth and solid, becoming almost like an ice rink for the local wildlife to test their skating skills.

Glacier Garden (discovering)

At the foot of the mountains is a large glacier that has remained for centuries. The ice within the glacier is made up of salt water, making the snow and ice inedible as well as incredibly cold to the touch. On the other side of the large glacier is a strange garden filled with herbs, flowers, and fruit that seem to flourish in this area. The mountain air from the east seems to offer this place enough warmth to keep the plants from freezing over.

Hrafnsvaktin (discovering)

A mountain rises up through fog and mist, its true height masked by a thick, towering forest along its base. Hrafnsvaktin seems an impenetrable fortress nestled in the middle of the tundra's mountain range. While home to many features that make it appealing, its most outstanding hallmark is a shorn off rock wall—the remnants of a rockslide from centuries ago—that remains a pitfall for the unenlightened and unaware.

Permafrost Lake

A lake that has been frozen for centuries. The lake is deep and clear enough that in certain areas one can easily see the fish below the ice freely swimming in deeper waters. The ice is thick and only becomes dangerous to tread on during the warmer summer climates where it may break through.

The Everfrost

Consisting only of lush evergreens, snow is a constant here as it clings to their branches and sweeps across the lands quickly covering up any previous tracks. Caribou, lemmings, voles, arctic hares, ravens, crows, and other various snowbirds gives this place an abundance of life within the shelter of the coniferous trees.

Tsukiishi

Various mountains dot the snow dressed lands which vary in size and difficulty where the highest peaks will sometimes breach the lower clouds, separating anyone within those peaks away from the world below in their own haven. Along the mountain sides, evergreens cling to the rocks in various layers and sizes, hanging over the ledges in certain areas which offer a safe place for birds and small mammals to rest and nest.

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