HistoryThe Clifflands are five continental plates that developed from an original single large continental mass on the Planet. The original continent was larger in horizontal area than all 5 sub-continents. The center of the original continent swelled upwards, and the cooler stone of the outer-continent faulted and split the original continent into the Plainlands and secondary sub-continent that was the size of the the other sub-continents combined, and thus the Plain-Stone Cliff was developed. This cycle of swelling and faulting repeated with the Stonelands, Sunlands, Overlands and finally the Stoplands. The smaller area of the Stoplands resulted in the formation of a super volcano, which erupted multiple times and spread essential minerals as sediment to all the sub-continents.
LandThe Clifflands are separated into 5-subcontinents vertically by sheer cliffs. Unique cliffs exist within the Clifflands. These concentric cliffs separate the plateaus of the sub-continents from eachother. The sub-continents vary in area. From largest to smallest, the order of the cliffs are Sunlands, Plainlands, Stonelands, Overlands, Stoplands. The lowest two cliffs (the Plain-Stone cliff and the Stone-Sun cliff) are each approximately 2.9-3.2km in height.. the Sun-Over cliff is approximately 3.8-4 km in height and the Over-Stop cliff is approximately 5.5km in height. While atmosphere does thin approaching the Sunlands, the mass of the plateaus causes the atmospheric pressure to decrease at a rate lower than the altitude increases.
ClimateEach sub-continent in the Clifflands possess their own climates and weather patterns. The temperature varies the most in the Sunlands, while the temperature of the Overlands is the most stable. The Plainlands recieve the most precipitation due to their coastal nature, meanwhile the rain shadow of the cliffs results in the Stonelands being significantly drier, and the Sunlands being even more arid.
Fauna & Flora
Each sub-continent is home to a unique set of plant and animal life.