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  • Southeast

    The Southeast of Creation is a hot, humid land of deep rain forest, laced with a thousand rapidly flowing rivers. The canopy reaches over two hundred feet, and is filled with all manner of unusual flora and fauna, many species of which are quite poisonous …

  • Realm Calendar

    The Realm Calendar divides every year into five seasons. Each season is three months. Each month is four weeks. Each week is seven days. At the end of every year is a five day period called the [[Calibration]]. Year 0 of the Realm Calendar was the …

  • djuu'ta

    [[File:380673 | class=media-item-align-none | monster_no__067_by_onehundred_monsters-d3ect33.jpg]] A dog-like creature relatively common in the [[South]], their size varies greatly depending on early life conditions. Some are reared to be mounts, and …

  • yoox

    [[File:380674 | class=media-item-align-none | monster_no__009_by_onehundred_monsters-d39qodq.jpg]] A bovine related creature whose milk is commonly drunk throughout the [[Delzhan Badlands | Delzhan Badlands]] in particular. They are also ridden on …

  • Dusty Road

    The Dusty Road runs along and to the east of the [[Cinderpeaks]], from [[Lapland | the Lap]], where it forks, to [[Gem]], in the deep [[South]]. To the east of the Lap it becomes the [[Breadroad | Breadroad]], and to the north it takes many branches to the …

  • Cinderpeaks

    The Cinderpeaks are a tall craggy mountain chain running from north of [[Lapland | the Lap]] and [[An-Teng]], to the south, past [[Gem]] and into the [[Wyld]], where the range becomes volcanic. Somewhere in the mountain chain is the lair of the [[First and …

  • inqiyat

    Inqiyat resemble a man from the waist up, or perhaps the nightmare of a man, with sandstone colored skin that has a texture like old paper or peeling birch bark. Their eyes have no pupils and sand is always dripping from their mouths. But below the waist …

  • qat-hirra

    Qat-hirra are enormous deep blue jellyfish that float in and above the surface of the [[Tsu-Dian-Pei]]. They generally live in the furthest southern reaches of the ocean, but migrate north during the [[Season of Fire]]. Lately they have been migrating far …

  • Mountains of Summer

    [[File:381870 | class=media-item-align-none | mountainsofsummer.jpg]] The Mountains of Summer are a green and gently sloping chain, though the southern reaches have peaks upwards of 12,000 feet. To the east are the rain forests of [[Xikin Yaaxil]]. To …

  • Breadroad

    A major road stretching south of most of the foothills of the [[South]], through the badlands. Named because it is the route along which most of the grains and food from [[Lapland | the Lap]] are distributed to the less fertile lands of the South. It is …

  • Cao-rin

    Carnivorous kangaroo mice approximately three to four inches long, that travel in swarms of hundreds across the [[Tsu-Dian-Pei]]. Rarely a threat to ships, they can be dangerous to the travelers that have docked at oases or the dotted towns and villages of …

  • Chocobo

    [[File:409671 | class=media-item-align-none | Chocobo.png]] A species of flightless bird native to the [[South]], valued especially by the [[Delzhan]] for messenger steeds and light cavalry.

  • ha-pto

    The ha-pto are enormous [[Earth]] elementals that swim the sands of the [[Tsu-Dian-Pei]], in the likeness of enormous five-legged turtles. Their shells are quite fertile, and form welcome spots of reprieve along the harsh Sand-sea, often hosting villages, …

  • Shu Fei

    The shu fei are a rare species of enormous moth that roam the [[Tsu-Dian-Pei]]. They have a wingspan of some hundred feet. Their sighting is considered good luck by sailors, and there are very few incidents of them attacking humans. There is a danger when …

  • Ahsamiri

    The ahsamiri are enormous rays that swim the [[Tsu-Dian-Pei]]. They travel in schools and can reach wingspans of forty feet or more. They rarely attack ships or settlements, but have been known to devour humans who fall overboard.

  • Itzanu

    The Itzanu are moving plants that resemble gazelles in shape. Their skin, however, is a greenish brown and covered in needles like a cactus, and their eyes are bright red flowers. They travel in packs of hundreds along the solid sand dunes of the [[Tsu- …

  • Pyr'ha-pto

    Pyr'ha-pto is a stretch of the northern coast of the [[Tsu-Dian-Pei]] where the [[ha-pto | ha-pto]] have, since the [[First Age | First Age]], ended their millenia-long death pilgrimage. Once a sacred place, it has become a [[Shadowlands | shadowland]] in …

  • Al'inhadei

    [[File:430628 | class=media-item-align-none | tumblr_nhjmgrmouE1r8m0ugo1_1280.jpg]] Strange creatures, also called bahn-yapai in some regions, covered in a weird lavender unction, they have multiple rows of teeth, gills, and cricket wings, with webbed …

  • Uma'shahasha

    A flowering cactus found in the [[South | South]], and valued as an effective painkiller. Most often the needles and bright orange flowers are steeped in hot water.

  • Rochome

    A large region of the eastern [[Tsu-Dian-Pei]], containing numerous verdant and fruitful islands. The region is feared by sailors and traders for being home to the [[Roc | rocs]], enormous birds of prey with wingspans up to a hundred feet or more. Only …

  • Azhpanian Hilllands

    The hills south of [[Chiaroscuro]] and the other northern [[Delzhan]] territories. This area is well known for its wine, olives, apricots and citrus fruits. The further south into the hills one goes, the rougher they become, and eventually open into the [[ …

  • Delzhan Badlands

    The area between the [[Azhpanian Hilllands | Azhpanian Hilllands]] and the [[Desert of Khal'jia]], home to a few sparse towns and villages, including [[Ber-Shij-Qat | Ber-Shij-Qat]]. The land here is dotted with mesas of varying sizes, and large herds of …

  • Desert of Khal'jia

    The Desert of Khal'jia lies to the south of the [[Delzhan Badlands | Delzhan Badlands]] and north of the [[Tsu-Dian-Pei]]. It is home to some minimal plant and animal life, but few human habitations, with the notable exception of [[Dryharbor]].

  • Wyld-barbarians

    Wyld-barbarians is a generic name for any sort of savage, bandit or refugee living near the borders of the [[Wyld]]. Often afflicted with mutations, especially those who have lived in such areas for generations. They often raid settlements near the [[ …

  • Paj'arin

    [[File:434234 | class=media-item-align-none | monster_no__029_by_onehundred_monsters-d3b9z3k.jpg]] Crustaceans that grow some four feet in length, they are opportunistic group hunters. Their meat is repulsive smelling and when they grow too numerous …

  • Cao-shiung

    [[File:434241 | class=media-item-align-none | silk_purse_flyer_by_noeleonl-d725w3i.jpg]] A strange flying animal believed to be a reptile, the cao-shiung are one of the most important pollinators on the [[Tsu-Dian-Pei]]. Their wings make a strange …

  • Bhan'hazi

    [[File:434266 | class=media-item-align-none | cute-mexican-walking-fish.jpg]] A small carnivorous fish of the [[Tsu-Dian-Pei]], they travel in schools of several hundred. They have a tiny spinneret near the end of their tail, and the school as a whole …

  • Xikin Yaaxil

    The local name for the seemingly endless growth of rain forest in the [[Southeast | Southeastern]] quadrant of [[Creation]], home to river-folk and [[Wyld-barbarians]], with little encroachment of civilization beyond the occasional heavily guarded [[Guild …

  • Pets

    The great majority of people of the [[South]] tend to have little use for animals who sit around and don't contribute. Between thirst, taxation, bandits and slavers, they have enough to worry about without taking care of some useless animal. With that …

  • Avatar

    Every species of animal has an avatar, a spiritual guardian of varying power depending on the number of the species, and how much impact they have on their environment. These guardians are [[gods]], technically speaking, but tend to have less mutable and …

  • Season of Fire

    The Season of Fire marks the hottest portion of the year, and is preceded by the [[Season of Wood]]. [[Ascending Fire]] marks an auspicious time to begin love affairs and artistic pursuits, while [[Resplendent Fire]] is a month for fierce battles. As the …

  • Al'tariq Yasmin

    A largely abandoned road that once connected [[Yane]] and [[Madin al'Baqar | Madin al'Baqar]], it has since fallen into disrepair and disuse, from a combination of conflict between [[Harborhead]] and [[The Varangian Confederation|Varangia]], inter-tribal …

  • Arczeckh

    A ruthless band of [[Wyld-barbarians | wyld-tained barbarians]], often afflicted with fur and dog-like faces and extra teeth. Covered in piercings, every Arczeckh files their teeth upon their first kill. Those who reach approximately twelve years of age …

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