Nyamene Valley: The Landscape and Residing Packs Apr 1, 2019 0:17:57 GMT -5
Post by Razza on Apr 1, 2019 0:17:57 GMT -5
"The sweeping valley between Mount Passless and Mount Erihurst is beautiful and full of secrets. Take the land at face value and you will see winding rivers, gently sloping hills, and peaceful forests. Look a bit closer and you might find the cave systems, springs, and little hideaways tucked into the surrounding mountains."
# of Residing Packs: 0
Common Prey: Elk, moose, bighorn sheep, mice, rabbits
Common Predators: Cougars, foxes, lynx, snakes
The AreasMount Passless and the Caves
Mount Passless is the largest and most trecherous mountain which cuts off Nyamene Valley from the rest of Northbound. It forms the land's north and west border, tapering off into thinner peaks as you head south. Not much of Mount Passless has been explored die to it's impossible terrain, but in the north there are two entrances to a hardly known, large cave system. The caves have rivers flowing through them in the east, between lakes, and one tunnel even opens up to beautiful cliffs that overlook the Nathernaan sea. Further south along the mountain's face is another entrance, this one even lesser known, to a strange little hideaway set deep in-between the peaks. There is even a small clearing here as well as a lake, if you travel far enough west.
Most of the valley's open grounds are sloping and covered with light trees in the north. To the northwestwest the trees do become a bit thicker, hiding a large series of multiple lakes, and even a swampland. Across the rivers that wind through these woods the trees become most sparse as you head further east, with some areas even being completely devoid of them to create clearings. The forest stretches just south enough to cover Mount Passless' entire side.
The half of the valley that isn't covered in trees is instead made up of hills and tall grasses, with a single river in the east running towards a large lake at Nyamene Valley's southeastern point. Some of the hills here grow rather steep, cutting the view of the horizon up and meaning there are plenty of private places to relax despite the lack of trees. The fields transition to woods rather abruptly, especially in the north, where a thin river with an oddly large beach butting up against it marks the end of the open land.
The Neck refers to the most narrow area between Mount Passless and Mount Erihurst before the valley opens up. It takes up most of the southwestern portion of Nyamene Valley, and is how most travelers find their way inside. In the north, inset into Mount Passless, are two lakes separated by the mountain. One is surrounded by dead trees and sits under a strange bridge made of stone up in the mountains, while to the east the other is surrounded by dry, tundra-like grasses. This lake bleeds into a river which runs south and connects to another that sits below some of Mount Erihurst's cliffs, meaning the fastest way to pass through the neck is to cross the wide river.
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