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Howllands

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Floating in a vast astral sea, is a world of gods, magic, and monsters, long ago before the coming of the mortal races there was the Void, and from that eternal black came the gods, who together breathed life into the bleak expanse and created the cosmos called creation. Within this creation formed a rocky, barren and cold world devoid of light save for the radiant mists of the eternal ethereum, from this outcropping of a world the god made The Howllands, an expansive world of water and dirt. The majority of this world remains unexplored by those who inhabit it but of what is known it is a place of many different regions and climates. To the west beyond the Sunless Mountains lies a dark expansive, choking forest called The Howling Woods, which runs north and south until it splinters into a ranging, festering bog land called The Wretched Marshes, and even further west than this lies The Shadow Caves, an expanse of rocky, barren land peppered with large scarring ravines that span for miles, and enormous gaping cave entrances that tunnel down to a labyrinthian underbelly. To the north of lies The Frigid Waste, a place of brutal, biting cold and desolate tundra that span hundreds of miles, it is a region cut off from the rest of the world by three mountain ranges on its southern border is The Scarlet Mountains which separates it from the Sun Kissed Hills to the further south, to the east of the wastes lies the Hallowed Mountains which guard the Hallowed Forest, a bountiful pine forest pocketed in the northwestern edge of the continent, and on the western border is the northern half of the Sunless Mountains. In the southern regions of the continent lies the Sun Kissed Hills, a vast countryside of rolling hills and wind swept plains topped with tall grass, said to be the most vibrant in the world, to the east of these lands are the bleaker Rueful Plains, which shares a similar geography but includes a subtly thin woodland region further south which then connects to The Silent Vines, at the southern most tip of the continent. The Silent Vines is a large dense jungle that covers the entire southeastern tip of the world, it is the least explored place in the world. In the far east beyond the dull orange mountains called The Teeth is a vast ever moving desert called The Scorched Dunes, it much like the frigid Waste is cut off from the rest of the world by mountains though for the dunes it is all one range. The world is built and sustained by magic, as a testiment to this fact the god of magic Satris, with the help of the Earth Mother Rearis created four arcane anchors within the world, these anchors would later be called The Nexuses, each nexus is located at the furthest point in any of the four cardinal directions, North, South, East and West. They act as the filters for which magic is pumped into the world, they each represent an absolute in nature be it cold, heat, silence, or darkness, each nexus is guarded by a primordial beast from before the conceiving of creation, and so are nearly impossible to explore.

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