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10.19.2018
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10.18.2018
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10.17.2018
What an October-fest it's been! Events are still on-going and full of prizes, so what are you waiting for? Not only that, but it's finally fall in Yavania! We've got our seasonal raffle, spotlights and an additional AP Lotto. Don't forget to age your characters by 0.25, either! <3

10.01.2018
Happy Halloween, Yavania! Love games and site-wide events? We've got the treat for you! From our annual Month of Magic, to a fun Halloween Lineart, Undead Hunts, Corn Maze, Defros' spoopy Zombie Curse for those that are daring enough, and a funfilled Trick or Treat! It's all month, so don't miss out. <3

09.27.2018
Yavania has got some Halloween Teasers coming into play for the month of October, so keep an eye out! But for now, a raging thunderstorm [SWP] has hit, leaving destruction and chaos alike. How will your character survive it? And in further news, we've opened up a staff auditions try-out! Up for the challenge? Post an application today. <3

09.21.2018
A few new additions to the feats and flaws pages have been added, so be sure to check out what's new! In order to ensure everyone has their characters listed with the flaws they envisioned, you may apply for them for your existing characters up until 09.25.2018! This is a limited offer, so hurry in. <3

09.12.2018
Stay updated on some minor magical edits here. <3

09.07.2018
Got any dead characters that can be turned into spirits? See here to do so! All accounts that are not saved will be removed. Moreover, Kulla has chosen to renounce the curses upon a few mortals, all while Defros whips up another game to amuse his twisted sense of humour! Defros' Gamble and Defros' Temptation are open for characters to participate in, as well as the annual Feast of Fate. Hurry in! <3

08.27.2018
Avatar Syuna hosts a small, funfilled festival for the children of Yavania! A feast unimaginable to the eye, a magical sandbox, and a pool of water with rainbow koi fish -- what are you waiting for? And to top it all off, we're hosting another Haiku 俳句 Contest for all to particiate in. <3

08.22.2018
Congratulations to Claudine for winning the blessing vote! Moreover, we have another posting contest running -- don't miss out on the chance to win some awesome prizes! Happy posting. :D <3

08.06.2018
The season has changed into Summer! Be sure to age your characters by 0.25 years, and don't forget to jump on our seasonal raffle. We've also got our blessing nominations open for the community to vote, as well as an AP lotto and writing prompt! :D <3

07.31.2018
An SWP (side wide plot) has just unveilied itself unto Yavania! Cyfton, the Spirit of Battle, is calling all creatures who wish to prove themselves worthy of being a leader. Can you please this mighty beast? See here to post!

07.23.2018
Yavania is currently hosting a Summer's End event for every 10 posts made! By doing so, you will receive one lotto ticket in return -- members can earn a maximum of five in total, so hurry in! Moreover, a hurricane threatens the western and divine lands. If you wish to participate in this stormy plot, see here for more details. Happy posting! <3

07.09.2018
We've finally decided upon a new non-point based reward for characters that take flaws. From now on, you can request (here) rewards per 2 flaws they have added to the records. See more . This applies only to characters adding flaws from this date on and does not apply to characters already in the records. Sorry for any inconvinences! Also, check out the Hunter's Competition under Events!

07.03.2018
We've removed escape rolls from the lucky Feat. Review away, and please make sure to specify what roll will be affected in a hunt or forage!

07.01.2018
We've edited some confusing wording on the Health Guide. Please review it to make sure everyone is on the same page. <3

IC Updates
09.23.2018
New Days - Pyrth comes to an end. Queen Sachiko, disheartened by her dwindling members, disbands the realm she inherited. What will become of her and the ex-members of Pyrth?

Darker Side of the Moon [Escape] - A concubine of Yvon Julien's, Stephen Rogers, attempts to escape from Julianna. When he notices that his children, Ranae and Vulcan, are missing, he decides that it's time to flee. After all, with his children gone, there's nothing to keep him in Julianna. Others join in the escape attempt, but in the end, none gain their freedom.

[Chastity] Bring It On - Upon completing Avatar Cyfton's tasks, Dvir creates Eden. With his number one supporter, Chastity Shae, by his side, Dvir faces Avatar Cyfton and tells the Spirit of Battle his plans for a new realm called Eden.

Two in the Hand - Upon completing Avatar Cyfton's tasks, Grennian creates the BlackHand. With the intention of creating a mercenary-like realm, Grennian and his apprentice, Graeme Olev, speak to Avatar Cyfton. King Aurelius eavesdrops and, upon hearing of the realm's ways, decides to try to stop its creation. King Asger joins his brother, and Graeme join's Grennian's side. However, Avatar Cyfton intervenes, proclaming that Grennian has completed his tasks, thus the BlackHard is born.

The Dark Knight - While Wayne Witt and Anthony Stark try to do recon on Julianna. Upon finding them snooping, Wayne's son, Damian, tries to make an escape with them. Additionally, Nimue Tsoo tries to flee from captivity, tired of life as a slave in Julianna. When she is faced with death, Anjay Tsoo, Nimue's father, appears to help her, and the two birds manage to get away.

Pulse - Narcissa, Queen of Morsmordre, readies to disband her realm. As their realm becomes smaller and quieter, Narcissa debates ending her long-lived realm in favor of joining another realm.

08.21.2018
All Hail The Goddess - Bastille interupts a summons for Avatar Cyfton. Arachne Yfantís is the first potential leader to finish the first two tasks given by Cyfton, and when she goes to Avatar Temple to summon Avatar Cyfton, Bastille Julien ambushes her. In the end, he succeeds in hostaging her and seemingly ending the creation of a new realm.

Finding what is missing - Another kingdom member is caught by Julianna. When Avatar Cyfton announces that challenges against leaders are on hold, Lucien too decides to search for his loved ones alone. He uses his link with his husband, Nashad Prince, to find him. When met with hostility on the borders of Julianna, Lucien surrenders, hoping to be taken to his husband so they can plot their escape.

Slitherin' - The Verja's duke falls to Julianna. Rangvald Dame-Fritjov grows tired of waiting to rescue his family, and when Avatar Cyfton announces that challenges against leaders are on hold, he goes looking for his mother on his own. Disguised as a snake, he is nonetheless kidnapped by Bastille.

08.03.2018
Castle of Glass [SWP] - Avatar Cyfton summons those in Yavania that desire to be leaders. Those that wish to prove themselves are called to Cyfton's Arena. What does Mother Earth have in store for them? Who will succeed in creating a new realm or faction?

FILCHED - Otam is opened for claiming. When Otam's leader, Mayzee, goes missing, the Kingdom assumes their new enemies of Julianna are to blame. Rai Dame claims Otam with her husband, Loki Fritjov, and the pair rename it Aldrnari. The meeting quickly turns into preperation for war with Julianna.


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Cedar ValleyA glorious rift nestled within a range of mountains, Cedar Valley's most prominent feature is a vast lake which is surrounded by lush, green meadows. Encircling the meadows are a dense thicket of cedar trees that spill upwards into the mountain range that surround it. Its borders provide all that is needed for survival in bountiful qualities, including a variety of prey, shelter and a constant water supply. The winter, however, brings some harshness with it: a thick blanket of snow to the northern half of this terrain.
Claimed by the Eden
Redwood ForestWith a girth wider than any other tree and branches that reach so high they brush the belly of the sky, the Red Wood Forest is made a captivating place by these trees alone. These giant conifers grow naturally in only this land of Yavania, although the reason for that is unknown. Though the trees are plentiful and very nearly completely cover the ground in shade, the forest is by no means thick as these trees need generous space to grow. Interspersed between their mighty trunks are patches of emerald ferns and the occasional sapling, daring to rise up next to these monoliths. A large creek marks the border of this land and the Mossy Woodlands, and this is the lands only supply of fresh water. In the winter, this land gets plenty of snow all season long, and all season long mist from the Misty Thicket occasionally billows across the river and into the land. Due to a past realm, house-like structures made of stone can be found in three separate locations within the forest.
Claimed by Unclaimed
Mojave TundraThis northern land is harsh and, in certain areas the snowy mountains fade to give way to relatively flat ground. The ground of these flatlands are hard and snow-covered for most of the year; only during the summer, for a brief amount of time, does the snow melt to allow a burst of colorful and hardy wildflowers to grow. Throughout the rest of the year, rainfall is scarce - the only reliable water source being the large lake that exists along the eastern edge of this territory. Prey exists here in the form of snow geese and caribou and shelter can be found in the form of shallow dens beneath outcroppings of rock, or beneath some of the large foliage that exists along the borders of the territory.
Claimed by Unclaimed
Marble TunnelsCommonly described as stunning and unusual, these tunnels are carved out of the frozen mountain range in the north. Crystalline water snakes its way beneath the icy surface, reflecting what little sunlight does enter the caves so much so that it is easy to see all details of this territory. The river also provides this lands main source of prey: seafood, the most common of which being salmon. Although this territory is mostly submerged, there are a variety of small paths along the edges of the river to provide room for walking.
Claimed by Unclaimed
Bamboo JungleThough named for the giant bamboo that dominates this landscape, it is by no means the only plant that can be found here. Many species of bamboo grows here, in addition to the grass that covers the jungle floor. Most of the bamboo grows 15-50 feet tall, providing plenty of shade for the creatures that call this land home. Though there are no large sources of standing water, the runoff from the mountains to the north and east provide fresh water year round. It never falls below 10° F, snowfall is not rare here in the winter.
Claimed by Unclaimed
Salmon RiverSouth of the Tundra, the mountainous terrain seems to dissipate and give way to a flat forest dominated by evergreen hemlock and spruce trees. The forest is interspersed with marshes near the river that runs straight through the heart of the land, where millions of salmon begin their migration upstream to spawn every summer in a spectacular display. These salmon summon quite a diverse range of carnivores, ranging from eagles to bears. In the winter, this land is no better off than the tundra, though it gets much less snow overall.
Claimed by Unclaimed
Last Post: The Great Beyond by Aslaug (10-21-2018, 01:57 AM)
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Marrok FallsThe most prominent part of this territory is a large, mountainous waterfall halfway between the middle of the land and the norther border. At the top of the mountain, in a flat-like stretch of land, is a vast lake fed by the abundant rain that narrows to a river just before cascading down into a waterfall. The tumultuous waters of the Falls collect in a smaller lake at the base of the mountain before snaking southward in a large, deep stream to meet the ocean, thundering over the cliffs in the south to join the saltwater. A constant supply of water to all who inhabit the area, including prey, make the falls an excellent place to hunt. Bordered by the Spiral Rainforest to the west and Crow Canyon in the north, this lush environment is home to a variety of prey, large and small. Caves in the mountain, both behind the waterfall and scattered at various heights and locations, provide plenty of shelter. A thick, healthy forest blankets the terrain, similar in nature to the Rainforest. The area immediately around the Falls tend to be misty, especially during the morning. As in the Spiral Rainforest, it never snows here and is consistently hot and humid.
Claimed by the Algiz
Spiral RainforestA perpetual mist hangs over this land, encouraged by the constantly humid environment, creating an ethereal atmosphere. The constantly supply of water, both along its borders and heavy in the atmosphere, have allowed for a wide array of plant life to flourish. This rainforest is not characterized by the wild variety of plant and animal life, but instead by the enormous stone peaks that rise from the earth at various points. It is still unclear as to how these formations occurred, but it has not stopped the vegetation of the land from attempting to reclaim the peaks as their own. Brave foliage wraps around the sides rocky sides of the peaks and trees have even managed to grow on the tops. Steep cliffs hug the southern side of the rainforest that borders the ocean, and they are layered with rocks of various sizes and shapes. It never snows here, even in the dead of winter, but heavy showers are frequent throughout the year.
Claimed by the Verja
Mudbug SwampBordered by Dolphin Marsh in the northwest, this land is separated by the marsh by a thick but shallow river. The lands are similar in that they are heavily saturated with the water from the north, but this swampland is different mostly in that it is moderately forested by cypress, red maple and buttonwood trees whereas the marsh is not. This swamp is also home to a dense population of what are known as mudbugs; crustaceans that resemble small lobsters. The reason why the population of mudbugs is so prevalent in this area is unknown, but they make a tasty snack for hungry predators. The nutrient filled waters attract other prey as well, including white-tail deer, raccoons, beavers and a variety of water-fowl. Crocodiles and alligators aren't too common, but a wise animal would be wary nonetheless. As in the Moor, it does not snow here but in the winter, frost covers the ground.
Claimed by Unclaimed
Dolphin MarshDevoid of trees, this wetlandland is made up of a network of rivers and streams that are plentiful with fish. Waterlogged grasses, rushes and reeds can be found in abundance here. The Mossy Woodlands border the Marsh to the north, Mudbug Swamp to the south, and Asil's Moor to the west. Its strange namesake comes the Bottlenose Dolphins that call it home: these dolphins can be seen fishing by herding the fish towards the bank and pushing full force into the shore, creating a bow wave that flushes the fish onto the banks. Waterfowl come from all around to take advantage of this phenomenon, as do crocodiles and alligators. The warmest of the wetlands, winter doesn't even bring frost here.
Claimed by Unclaimed
Crow CanyonNestled between mountains, marsh and woodlands lies a deep, yawning chasm that divides the earth in two. At the base of this canyon, a wide river snakes through its center fed by the waters in the north and flanked on both sides by a flat expanse of land that ends with the rocky canyon walls. These sturdy corridors not only provide a defense system for all who live within the land but they are also riddled with caves, both shallow and large, that can be used as shelter. Small mammals and reptiles are plentiful in the canyon and can be found anywhere, from the rocky sides to the flat basement, but larger prey, such as antelope, sheep and deer, tend to gather in its center by the river, where vegetation and water is more plentiful. On occasion, wind currents can become trapped within the canyons corridors, and can send forceful gusts of air through the land. It is hot by day, though it still manages to get cold at night. It never snows here.
Claimed by Unclaimed
Dragon Spine RidgeThis rugged terrain separates two wildly different biomes: the tropical Marrok Falls and the hot and dry White Desert. The peaks of this landscape do not rise high enough to be considered mountains, but none-the-less the steep slopes can provide dangers to those who aren't careful. Vegetation in this territory is short and tough, and found only in the narrow valleys between the ridges, and tends to attract the kinds of herbivores who are surefooted, such as goats. Water is scarce and typically found only along the border it shares with Marrok Falls, except for the small, elevated lake. Shelter, on the other hand, is plentiful. The ridge offers a wide variety of shallow caves and outcroppings that are sturdy and have held up over the centuries. This is a land for the tough, as it is not only dangerous but remains warm year-round.
Claimed by Unclaimed
Labyrinthine CavernAlthough this territory does not cover a vast expanse, it is a land that exists both above and below the ground. Above ground are a series of small mountains, and some of the taller peaks possessing a collection of snow during the cooler seasons. The prey that is found above ground is of the larger, tougher variety with most possessing horns or antlers to fend of predators. This prey includes mountain goats and bighorn sheep, although rabbits and small rodents have been seen. Below the mountains lay a network of intricate tunnels, carved out over thousands of years by water. The only water source that exists now is in the form of a slender, narrow creek that is fed by the collection of ground water in the earth and ends in a small underground lake at the southern border of the territory.
Claimed by Unclaimed
Mossy WoodlandsAptly named for the plentiful supply of moss that thrives most particularly in this part of the world, the Mossy Woodlands is a large expanse of forest. Trees of all varieties populate this territory, from birch to elm to poplar, and almost all of them coated with some amount of thick, green moss. The moss does not seem to do any harm to the vegetation, however, as there is also a healthy supply of undergrowth and plenty of prey animals that call this land home. The Mossy Woodlands share a river as a border with the Red Wood Forest, and it gets snow in the winter, though more so in the north than in the south.
Claimed by Unclaimed
Flattop TepuiSouth of the Falls, a unique formation called a tepui juts from the earth, completely isolated from the mountain range of the area. This table-top mountain is really a sandstone structure that seems to rise abruptly from the green forest and stretches on for half a mile in length. In the warmer seasons, the air at the top of the plateau is thicker with mist than at the base. The area surrounding the plateau sports a healthy amount of trees and vegetation that is vastly different than that found at the top of the plateau and it is tropical, warm and humid. The plateau gets lots of rain and, interestingly, is home to many carnivorous plants. As in the other tropical regions, it never snows here. Where this land meets the ocean is jagged cliffs, not sandy beaches.
Claimed by Aldrnari
Jacaranda GardenAlmost all of the plants in this patch of forest are of the jacaranda family, shrubs and trees ranging from sixty to nearly one hundred feet tall. The flowers of each, blooming from spring to fall, come in nearly a dozen different colors, mostly in shades of purple that range from lavender to violet. Mixed in are a few non-Jacaranda trees and bushes, such as maple and oak as well as lilacs. This land has no shortage of water, with a river to its west and wetlands to the south. Snow does fall here in the winter, but deep snow is very rare. It is a lush forest with vast resources and prey.
Claimed by Unclaimed
Last Post: Everybody's Fool by Kaitlyn (10-20-2018, 10:44 AM)
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Cherry Blossom GroveAs its namesake suggests, cherry blossom trees are plentiful here, making for a beautiful display of pink and white flowers when the trees are in bloom. Unusually these trees seem to be in bloom nearly year round, with the exception of winter, though no one is quite sure why. There is minimal undergrowth to be found, leaving large open spaces between trees. Though cherry blossom trees are numerous, they are not the only species that occupy the terrain: orange, apple, pear, apricot, peach, mango, plum, and walnut trees can all be found here, attracting a vast variety of prey animals in the spring and summer seasons. Vine-growing fruits are also plentiful. It borders the ocean to the south in a stretch of sandy beaches and steep cliffs. Separated from the surrounding lands by streams, water is plentiful here. Though it does get chilly in fall and winter it never snows, as it is too close to the warm ocean. In the middle of the land rests a sapling redwood tree, planted by one of the residents of a realm, and in a nearby underground den is a stone-brick oven made with earth magic.
Claimed by The Verja
Pillar PlainsAt first glance, this vast expanse of territory appears only to be the same field of green as its neighbor in the north, the Emerald Flats, and they share many of the same qualities, such as prey that can be found here and available shelter. Separating the plains from the flats are the inexplicable rock formations that rise from the earth in a monumental and supernatural way. These blue-grey stones are enormous, both in height and girth, and tend to inspire awe in all those that view them. Their vertical nature contradicts their sturdiness, as not even the largest wind gust can move them, and are the only source of shelter that can be found on these plains. It is widely believed that it was the Avatars, or Mother Earth herself that placed the pillars here, but theories as to why vary drastically from story to story. Where the Plains border the ocean is the warmest part of this land and it never drops below 65 degrees. However, the area where Plains meet the Emerald Flats may tend to get a few inches of snow in the winter.
Claimed by Unclaimed
Saffron MeadowA blanket of green meadow grass is hidden beneath the namesake of this gently sloping territory. Saffron flowers bloom among dandelions and daffodils. Other than the meadow grass and flowers, there is little else in the way of vegetation, except the occasional small shrub, making shelter in this area scarce. Despite the lack of trees, life can be found in abundance, especially insects and other pollinators. The wide creek that surrounds the territory on all sides provides a stable water source. The southern part of the Meadows tends to stay warm, not even getting a frost in the winter. The northern part, however, can get up to a few feet of snow each year. A ring of green lights (due to the magical power Lantern) encompasses the border of this land due to a past leader's doing. Similarly due to the intervention of a realm, a small copse of various deciduous trees traces the southern border though these trees are young.
Claimed by Unclaimed
Emerald FlatsThese smooth plains are blanketed by a thick layer of vibrant green grass, stretching far over the horizon until it reaches the mighty Red Wood Forest. There is little to no other vegetation, save for the occasional bush or the colorful peppering of small flowers. The only water source in this area comes from the large creek that snakes around its eastern and southern border, separating the land from the Saffron Meadow and Pillar Plains. This even, flat territory is abundant with prey life, mostly in the form of deer, sheep, rabbits and small rodents. Since the ground is soft without being muddy, it is possible to dig small dens to use as shelter. In winter it's not uncommon to get many feet of snow as well as temperatures as cold as 10 degrees.
Claimed by Unclaimed
Palm PeninsulaThis territory is unique in that it is only accessible through a narrow strip of land that connects it to the mainland, specifically the Cherry Blossom Grove. Sandy beaches surround the peninsula on all sides, varying in width, separating land and sea. The water surrounding the land is typically calm, clear and warm, with the gentle waves acting as the soothing heartbeat of the ocean. Inland, palm trees of all species dominate the sparse vegetation, hence the origin of this territory's name. A small lake exists on the northern face of this land, containing freshwater that is suitable for drinking. Because of the warm ocean currents, it never snows here or it rarely falls below 70 degrees in fall and winter. However, tropical storms are quite common here and can be dangerous. Due to the intervention of realm, the land contains dozens of variously shaped house-like structures made of stone. Most of them line the border of the land, just beyond the beaches, but two buildings rest in the middle of the main strip of land.
Claimed by The Verja
Asil's MoorWhat distinguishes this wetland from the rest of those in Yavania is the neutral/alkaline pH of the water as well as its relatively high dissolved mineral levels, making this a fen. Grasses, sedges, rushes, wildflowers, and brown mosses dominate this landscape. One of the more colorful species is the showy lady's slipper orchid. The water level changes with the rain, rising and falling. A large array of reptiles and waterfowl call this terrain home as well as the occasional beaver family. A rare alligator or two may find its way here, a danger to the unobservant traveler. Though it does not snow here, the northern end of this land gets frost in the winter.
Claimed by Unclaimed
Last Post: Little Paws [AW] by Frigga (Yesterday, 09:40 PM)
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White DesertA sea of white stretches as far as the eye can see, vibrantly complementing the sky of brilliant sapphire that lays over this land. When the days are clear, it is a beautiful but desolate place, unless one knows how to live in such a terrain. The foliage that grows in this land is hardy and sparse, hidden away from immediate observation, and fresh water is a tricky resource to find. Despite the hardships this land can present, it is teeming with life and also has adequate shelter if one knows how to navigate through this pale sea of sand. This land never falls below 80 degrees even on its coldest day, though the southern edge does get a nice breeze from the ocean.
Claimed by Unclaimed
Stone ValleyThe name of this land is misleading, as it is not a valley but in fact it is rather a flat expanse of land characterized by a collection of towering sandstone formations. Richly russet in color, these spires dominate the horizon with steep unclimbable sides that can provide shelter only in the form of shallow caves and narrow outcroppings. The sand and dirt of the land are red in hue as well, although they are a few shades paler than the tall peaks, and peppered by tumbleweed, cacti, the occasional juniper tree and the contrasting purple sage flower. The only reliable water source found in this area is the dew that gathers on vegetation and rocks in the morning, and the moisture that is contained in the fruits of the cacti, although some shallow streams can be discovered along the borders of this territory. In winter and fall, however, water gathers in a shallow pond that disappears in summer and spring. Due to the sparse vegetation and scarce water supply, there is little in the way of large prey, save for the occasional herd of antelope, but small rodents and reptiles can be found in decent amounts if one knows where to look. Though it never snows here, it can get cold at night.
Claimed by Unclaimed
Rainbow BeachTo the far east the monochrome sands of the White Desert give way to a kaleidoscope of colors. As its name suggests, the sands here burst with color. Interestingly, the colors never change: if a creature was to move the sand particles, they would change color to match their new location. The shore to the south provides a cool breeze, making this land a nicer temperature than the surrounding deserts. It's always pleasantly warm here, though it can get chilly at night.
Claimed by Unclaimed
Whitebark WoodsAn array of pine, fir and cedar trees are spread throughout this expanse of forest. A mountain range borders it in the north and spills into the forest in the form of jagged hills and small cliffs. Where there are not rocks, there is a carpet of pale green that blankets the terrain with only a small amount of brush as undergrowth. The only break in this rocky terrain and moderate vegetation is in the form of a lake, with water that is crystalline if the bottom is not disturbed. The lake is fed by the melted snow that runs off from the mountain range in the north, and makes this lake the most uniquely flavored water in the lands. Where the Woods border the desert to the south stays free of snow year round, but the far north of this terrain gets plenty of snow in the winter.
Claimed by Unclaimed
Mt. EldrIn the mountains to the east lies a peak that towers far above the rest. Draped in a thick blanket of snow near the top, this summit hides a dark secret: it's actually a volcano that has not been inactive for quite some time. If it remains that way has yet to be seen, but some might consider the hot springs and lush coniferous forest to be worth the risk. The snow is present year-round, but it does recede quite a bit in spring and summer, leading to an abundance of fresh streams that cascade down the mountains. An abundance of prey call this volcano home, including deer, elk, mountain goats, and more.
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Plankton IsleThough its name seems unglamorous, it actually refers to the bioluminescent phytoplankton that call the beaches of this island home. When disturbed, the microscopic plankton flicker blue, creating a spectacular display every night because as the waves crash upon the beach, they burst with light. The island itself sports twin ponds that never dry, though it lacks a variety of vegetation or very large prey animals. To get to and from this isle, creatures can walk along one of the two sandbars that connect to the main land, though they are sometimes partially covered with water. Animals that cannot swim likely shouldn't venture out here.
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Lagoon DunesThough composed of large, sweeping white dunes, this land is not an actual desert as it gets regular rainfall. Fresh water collects in the valleys between sand dunes and is prevented from soaking into the earth by a layer of thick rock which lies underneath the sand. The resulting blue and green lagoons are surrounded by the desert-like sand, dotted with sparse patches of green grass. The lagoons reach their fullest in summer due to the rains and are thick with the wolf fish or tiger fish that are capable of submerging themselves in the mud between dry spells, if necessary. It never snows here and is always warm.
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Siren CoveThe ocean meets jagged, rocky cliffs here, all except in one area: the cove. Soft, sandy beaches brush the shore where more than a few caverns can be found, deep enough to provide shelter. A few of these caverns have winding tunnels that lead upwards and to the cliffs and the rocky plateau-like terrain that make up the majority of this land. Many trees can be found along these cliffs and the plateau is bursting with floral life, providing habitat for an abundance of prey animals. In addition, a small lake can be found to the northeast.
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Glowworm CavesHidden in this densely forested, mountainous terrain are dozens of caves. From the outside these caves look like nothing special, but once a creature steps inside it becomes apparent what sets this land apart. The caves in this area are packed with thousands of glowworms that radiate their unmistakable luminescent light. The walls are covered with fungi, such as the cave flower, and many of the caves contain small freshwater lakes. Though the most abundant prey in the caves are insects such as ants and crickets, the terrain outside is plentiful with larger prey. The caves inside are a stable temperature, but the outside is subjected to the change of the seasons. In winter, it's not uncommon for snow to cover the land, especially to the north.
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Spiny OasisThis desert stands out from the rest due to its large and deep oasis, centered in the middle of the land which is its namesake. As the seasons progress, the oasis gets smaller and smaller until it is refilled by the rainy season in winter. Hot and dry, it is full of cacti and other spiny plants, providing shelter and resources to the creatures that reside here. The earth is a mixture of dehydrated, cracked earth and sand, making it unsuitable for a diverse type of plants. This land remains hot year round, continuously over 90°F.
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Mushroom HollowThis wide ranging forest to the South of Yavania flourishes with an abundance of eye catching fungi, shaping the grounds into a unique terrain, easily distinguishable from its bordering lands. With a high variety of mosses, mushrooms and lichen present, the lands are rich in biodiversity and plentiful in color. Some of these mushrooms even possess bioluminescent qualities, turning them to glow dimly in the dark of the night, providing quite the sight each night. The Hollow's climate is overall humid and warm and experiences zero snowfall in winter. Rather, winter is marked by frequent storms. Rain is present in high quantities throughout the rest of the year as well, with less frequent but severe storms. Out of all the Southern lands of Yavania, this forest undergoes the most rainfall, sprouting life to its extraordinary nature. A river to the east separates the Hollow from the Prairie and provides a constant source of water for its inhabitants.
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Morwynne HillsExpanding to great distances and bordered by the sea, these rolling hills are a sight to see. Coated with a thick layer of bright green grass year-round, the hills are similar to green painted deserts in their waving shapes across the land. With various trees and shrubs scattered across the great landscape, it’s nowhere near empty or lifeless. Unlike the Savannah to the East where the vegetation is rather scant, the Morwynne Hills have a higher density and variety of foliage. It does not experience as much rainfall as Mushroom Troop Hollow, but it still gets more rain evenly throughout the year than the closely located Savannah and Covert. Though there is no stable lake or pond, rainfall water collects in indentations in the ground, providing water for the lands.
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Fairice CovertA land dominated by the captivating Dragon's Blood tree, Fairice Covert is warm year-round, only cooling off to about 72 °F in the evening. The oddly formed trees grow thickly around each other, with stubby green bristles atop their branches that act like a canopy to those down below. The Dragon's Blood tree is known for its unique behavior in that it produces a sticky red sap that oozes from its trunk. This sap is highly renowned for it's healing abilities, and may be applied to the skin or ingested for various positive results. The ground surrounding the trees is quite rocky, but is generally flecked in stubby grass. Some areas are free of trees, giving way to rocky open lands near the coast and borders. To the west, a river lies, creating a border between the Covert and the Vesis Savannah. To the south-west lies a smaller river that ends abruptly in a lake, shared with Limestone Prairie. Two additional lakes reside within the Covert, offering closer water sources to those living here. Rain falls evenly across the seasons, providing a stable environment.
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Vesis SavannahAs the name suggests, this Savannah is adorned by a vast expanse of golden colored grasses, accompanied by various other shrubby plants. Generally an open land, acacia trees are spread widely across the fields, speckling the flaxen hued land in random places. Vesis Savannah is always warm, frequently hot, and never gets snow. Instead, the rainy season replaces what would normally be a winter. During this time, the golden stalks of grass will turn a rich green with health, the small lake within the territory replenishing its water sources after receding during the dry season. At this time, prey becomes abundant, with various African species, gazelle, warthog, zebra, etc, emerging to graze and drink from the water hole. The rest of the year is dry with little to no rain.
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Limestone PrairieIf not for the rocky, limestone protrusions that can be found all over the land, the Prairie would resemble the Savannah. While some are no larger than ten feet tall and ten feet wide, others are over a hundred feet. The larger limestone hills contain caves and twisting tunnels, providing a cool and dark place for the land's inhabitants to take shelter from the harsh sunlight. Similar to the Savannah, the Prairie gets no snow but has a rainy season in the winter that floods the land with precious water. A few light rainstorms happen throughout the rest of the year, allowing some of its grass species to remain green year round. To the west lies a river that separates the Prairie from Mushroom Hollow. Though there are not enough trees to make a complete canopy, there are quite a few different species of trees here. A stream breaks off from the river to the north, collecting in a generous lake halfway down the land. It is lush year-round but it tends to overflow in winter.
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Syas SpringsTemperate for most of the year, it's easy to see what sets this land apart. Twenty lush hot springs cover the land, terraces of hot springs cascading down the hills like natural fountains. Travertines, a form of limestone deposits, are abundant. White and cream-colored, they are what make up the terraces, created by millennia of flowing water. The hot springs themselves contain crystal clear water that is ranges from 95 to 212 °F. Winter, unlike the lands to the west, creates a light frost here in some places due to this land's overall higher elevation. The only exception to this is the sandy beaches, where the warm ocean meets the land. Though the hot spring areas of this land are mostly coated with limestone, rocky and tough, there are patches of green away from those areas where grass and trees thrive. It rains frequently, keeping the vegetation lush. Offshore, to the northeast, a vibrant coral reef can be seen through the crystal clear water.
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Oreg WildsThere is nothing ordinary about the mega flora that resides within this land. The limbs of these great oaks look as if they have been twisted and manipulated every which way, brushing the ground in many cases and wrapping and overlapping over and around their own limbs. There seems to be no rhyme or reason behind this fanning of branches, the explosion from the epicenter of the oak's main bough spiders out into great veins of bough and limb, green leaves and petioles cling to each branch with vibrant haloing life. Beneath these giant beasts are the more humble and less sporadic looking shrubs. Various bushes and shrubbery of all sorts make up the understory beneath the great arching reach of the angel oak trees that dominate these tangled wilds. Where these mighty oaks meet the Hollow sees the most rainfall, but the land's sole water source is the large stream that divides the Wilds from the Morass. Though frost is frequent in fall, snow rarely collects upon the forest floor in winter.
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Jade MorassThe morass is a unique niche of land. The entire expanse of rolling hills that compose the vibrant green terra is covered in moss. Cutting and slicing through the hills are dozens of creaks and streams that keep the green moss vibrant and healthy and the land ever moist and saturated. The ground here is far from firm or dry. Soil is coated with moss in a thick top layer and the wet loam is practically slick mud and clay making this land particularly interesting to traverse through. The whole lot of the land is surrounded by a whole network of rivers that help demarcate the surrounding lands from the mossy morass within. These larger rivers help replenish and fill the creaks and streams that feed the land and keep the moss moist and healthy, and nearly the entire land is surrounded by thick streams. River birches, cottonwood, and weeping willow trees dot the landscape, clustered in some areas but mostly scattered. When it snows in winter, it tends to create a thin layer of frost and ice that melts quickly, except for in the shadows of trees where it lingers longer.
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Pebble ShoreEnsconced on the far lower east of Yava is a treasure trove of wonders created and made possible by the unique rock formations and the transitional tide of the area. While not a sandy beach, this area does not meet a sudden drop off like other lands. Instead the rocky and craggy stone structures, pocked and weathered and bored through from the millennia of battering waves, creep into the ocean until none can be seen. The formations that remain above the surface reach quite a ways into the land. Within even these inner dips and pools life can be found in the strange phenomena known as tidal pools. As per the name these tidal pools are affected by the whim of the tide. High tide at evening and morning, low at afternoon and night. When the tide recedes back a good ways and reveals the pockets of water within the slabs of rock that encompass the beach. Pebbles can be found in strips before the expanse of rock begins and after if the tide recedes enough. A unique geographical formation of coquina and limestone has crafted this shoreline and allowed for the existence of these tidal pools. Many hardy types of marine flora and fauna can be found within these tidal pools during low tide. While these pools create a temporary home and safe place for many marine animals that hide away in them during low tide they can also become a feeding grounds for land animals who stumble upon the pools and their inhabitants. Though cooler in winter than the springs to the north, the warm ocean current keeps the land from ever seeing snow. Rain is plentiful here, though the most abundant non-aquatic plant life is the short, dark grass that grows away from the beach. Complimenting the rarity of the land, just offshore -- to the northeast -- is a vibrant coral reef teeming with a kaleidoscope of life.
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Rockgrove WoodsSharp and jutting, great formations reach into the sky with sharp-knife and jagged fingers of limestone. This land is first and foremost characterized by its incredibly sharp, dark grey and peppered black limestone formations which can cause harm if not traversed gingerly. Rough and rugged suits the terrain nicely. Nothing is strictly friendly about this place and hardiness thrives here. The forest that sretches up from between and around the rock formations that reach heights even taller than the highest canopy in some areas, are dry and unforgiving. Gnarled and tenacious trees that grow between the already choked maze of sharp rock, making traversing this land even more dangerous for the fool hardy. These limestone karst outcrops, or tsingys, are the most striking feature of the land. Once within the folds of stone and rock it becomes a maze of twists and turns and dead ends within, the forest canopy above in many areas cast darkness onto the land below and makes navigating this place even harder. As one moved further south the land becomes more saturated and as the tsingy begin to thin out into fewer large outcrops and only the occasional jutting structure, mangroves can be found jutting up from the land and hugging the southern shoreline, roots dug into the sand to stand firm and stalwart along the southern stretch of beach. The land's only saving grace is that due to the warm ocean currents it never grows cold enough to snow here.
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Misty ThicketThis terrain is very much like its easterly neighbor, the Redwood Forest. It is densely forested, but instead of being dominated by mighty redwood trees this area has a variety of different types of foliage: evergreens, deciduous trees, ferns, and more. However, unlike its neighbor, a constant and ethereal mist hangs over the forest, a silvery fog that is thick and copious. It blankets the land, stopping abruptly at the river on its eastern border and bleeding into the divine land in the south. Although mostly considered just an odd attribute of the land, the mist can grow and thicken, causing it to obscure vision, scent and even hearing of those who are trapped within the fog. It's said that more than a weary soul or two have gotten lost here, never to be heard from again. The constant mist is not the only oddity of the land; the prey that live here tend to be heftier than in non-divine lands.
Avatar TempleNestled between the eerie Misty Thicket and the Divine Fields is the temple of the Avatars. The structure can be found deep in the heart of the territory, in a sunlit grove surrounded by trees on all sides. It is clear that the structure was not built by the means of mortals and that each moss-covered piece of stone was meticulous in its positioning. Cementing its peculiarity and divinity, a tree rests atop its roof with thick roots cascading across its top and sides, anchoring it to the earth. Despite the shelter that is offered by this stone structure, no animals can be found inside nor in the oddly-placed tree. However in the areas surrounding the temple, prey is in abundance, and like its neighbor in the north, prey animals tend to be larger here. Creatures seeing fortune and favor with Mother Earth and her Avatars will often leave offerings on the Temple stairs. Inside the Temple, tucked away, are many empty but elaborate rooms. Life-size statues of the Avatars themselves can be found in one. Another room will change to the desires of those that stumble across it, giving food to the hungry, water to the thirsty, and wine to those that seek it, in stone bowls anchored to the ground. A large, elaborate pool can be found in another.
Divine FieldsAn enormous tree lays in the center of this endless field of green. The tree carries the semblance of an oak in the way the leaves are shaped, but that is where the resemblance ends. This tree is of monumental proportions; it is easily as tall as the redwood trees in the north, but its girth is at least twice as wide as theirs. Vines both thick and thin hug the trunk of this tree, with ferns and other small vegetation growing at its base. Life of all shapes and sizes can be found in this tree, from the earth below, to the very top branches; gophers, squirrels, birds and many more call this monolith their home. Surrounding this celestial tree, a blanket of jade embraces gently sloping hills with only a few sparse saplings and bushes to pepper the even terrain. The only fresh water source in this area are the creeks that border it in the north and east. The fields end abruptly in the south where they meet the warm ocean in cliffs steep enough to rival Defros' Pass..
Cyfton's ArenaThe Spirit of Battle personally sliced off a section of the Divine Fields to create this official fighting grounds for Yavanians. Though nearly encircled by two streams to the north and east, this land is surprisingly far from being lush. What grass does grow here is yellow and usually dry. Small shrubs grow near the water, but otherwise this land is an open terrain meant to promote fair battles. The grass is worn down, mostly dirt near the middle of the land. The land closer to the water is always muddy, capable of trapping those who aren't mindful of its danger. It never snows here, but winter brings a moderate amount of rain, making all but the center of the land a mud trap.
Defros' PassA thin and treacherous land bridge, Defros' Pass is a strip of massive white cliffs that connect the Divine Fields to Syuna's Courtyard and the rest of the Southern Lands. The land is covered in a scruff of short, green grass but not much else. A land that might be dangerous for the young, careless, or blind, each cliff leads to a very steep drop into the deep ocean below. Treacherous waves relentlessly crash into the steep cliffs, and the dark water below is sprinkled with sharp boulders. Like the courtyard, the Pass is warm all throughout the year, with a moderate amount of rainfall. The rain, however, is more dangerous here as it can make the pass slippery and dangerous for the clumsy.
Syuna's CourtyardSyuna's Courtyard As the bringer of life, it only makes sense for Syuna's Courtyard to be embellished in a massive diversity of plants and flowers. Decorated in a spectacular display of neatly arranged bushes and shrubs, a winding pattern of marble white walkways weave through the scenery, leading the traveler along the garden trail. To the north, a rectangular pond lies, wrapped around by the walkway, and lined by colorful trees; Cherry Blossoms, Jacaranda, Dog Wood, Red Maple, and more. Warm year round, the temperature here rarely fluctuates, even in the winter, and to the north rests a beach of white sand. Throughout the year, there is an even amount of rainfall, keeping the colorful, abstract plant life full and luscious. Visitors need not keep to the trails, as is evident by the open fields available. Criminals should beware, however, as Syuna has been known to punish outrageous offenses committed in her land.
Kulla's GraveyardDeath permeates from every crevice of this land. Bones never seem to decay at the rate they should here and the skeletal remains of creatures can be found strewn across the dust ridden and barren soil landscape. At the heart of this deadened land stands a crumbling monolith. A mausoleum of marble and stone that has weathered the test of time and fallen short. A garish tomb of dark stone and shock of obsidian through the deathly cold stone that create the large resting place. Stairs lead up to the entrance of the crumbled monument. Guarding the entrance on either side of the beginning of the staircase are identical raven statues. Life-like and eerie, their beady stone eyes seem to follow those who dare step upon the steps of the tomb. Skulls are inlaid in the walls and ceiling, and a chandelier of bone hangs from above. Torches flicker and waver but never go out and cast just enough light to see. Stairs at the far back, framed by an intricate arch, descend into darkness, but about ten feet down the spiraling stairs, there is a wall and no visible way to get past it. Mist hangs, not as heavy as the mist of the forest northwards, but unsettling all the same and with a sense of foreboding, especially at night when one walks upon the hallowed graves of the fallen creatures or attempts to claim one of the deceased bones as their own. The gnarled and knobby corpses of dead trees litter the land, suspended in the same state of non-decay as the bones that litter the graveyard realm. Dead, though never rotting, trees litter the landscape. The only flora that thrives here short, dark grass and the occasional bellflower. Despite that it gets cold enough to snow in winter, it rarely accumulates beyond a few inches. Frost is much more common, frequent in late fall and even early spring.
Litar's OrchardThough not as diverse in plantlife as Syuna's Courtyard to the north, the orchard is abundant in flowering trees that bear fruit in the spring and summer. Apple, pear, and orange trees to name a few. A ring of Japanese maple trees rest at the center of the land, their leaves crimson, gold, and orange year round despite the temperature, a stark contrast from the green that surrounds them. In the middle of them is a large clearing. The trees here never lose their leaves in winter, despite that they are not evergreens, as if Litar's magic protects them. Yet that is not the only gift the Spirit of the Hunt grants here: prey are protected from being hunted in Litar's Orchard. Should a predator try to hunt, they will find themselves physically unable to do so. A large lake rests where the Orchard meets the Hollow, nearly creating a barrier between the two lands. The lake itself is gives way to swampy lands in the northwest, complete with cattails, aster, and sedges. It never snows here, though frost is common in winter.
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