Tundra

Compendium Entry
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.

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@Reiko! Takes place in Cherry Blossom grove


In a snowy painting, dotted with winter whites and soft pinks, the willowy femme left prints on the blanketed earth as she made her way through the grove. The air was sweet and floral, and though it wasn't the scent of home, it was familiar enough to put her mind at ease. If anything, she was more intrigued with how such vibrant life could manage in wheather such as this -- cherry blossoms, they were called. Trees that could've been found back in the circle of her old home, but its abundance could not be compared to the trees that gave her family their proud surname: Fujiwaras. One could say it had been a while since she'd seen the violet willows again....

After a while of scouting the grove, she'd settle down beneath a patch of grass that was protected underneath the branches of sakura petals. Letting song birds do all the talking in this garden, whilst the princess felt a wave of calm wash over her.

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Without a cloud in the sky, the snow gently fell from the settled clumps up high in the mountains - swept by the tranquil breeze that brushed their peaks. For its strange spires that thrust out from below the earth's crust and into the clear skies, this place was still as magically beautiful as the first day they arrived.

One of the most breathtaking areas was the peculiar garden of trees where at their branches blossomed the pink flowers she only thought could bloom in warmer climates, and mostly only in the warmth of spring. How and why she couldn't make heads or tails about it, but she also wouldn't complain when the snow and blossoms were such a beautiful sight.

Tiny beans printed in the snow as she walked with grace toward the trees, her eyes catching sight of the only crane-like woman, to which naturally she shifted course to go and greet Izumi. “Good afternoon Izumi!” She greeted happily with a wave of her tail, completely forgetting their previous conversation completely for both the ladies sakes.
 
“Have you ever seen something so strange? Blossoms in the snow?”

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The blue-eyed dove had shown up not too long after, and she would greet the small woman with a soft wave of her tail and a rare smile. Something she now felt comfortable showing only around her, so it seemed -- though Izumi never really noticed her change of expression around Reiko. She would never imagine such a thing appearing on her face, anyway. Not when she'd only ever been told how unexpressive she is compared to most... "こんにちは、レイちゃん." 

"Rei-chan?" Now, just what was Izumi thinking? The woman was an Empress now for god sake, it would've been more appropriate to call her "Sama". Even so...why did it feel so weird to start calling her that? Reiko wasn't just an empress, she was Izumi's friend -- had been since the beginning of this mess. So to just switch up and be formal with her felt a little strange....

Strange....but probably necessary regardless.

Realizing she was starting to think too much about it now, the crane ran a tongue over her lips nervously and quickly focused on the next subject. 

"I haven't, actually." the woman admitted with a small shrug, shifting her lilac gaze to scan the soft petals covered in white. "The wisterias of my home clan were too fragile to handle such weather. the trees were always bare by the time winter came..."

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