Situated in the south east of Kelbonnar, between the The Sea of Idylls and the Ocean of Lasimar, the continental body of Carboni is comprised of two islands, Quess Province in the north and Oam Province in the south which are separated by the shallow waters of the Strait of Carboni.
Though the two islands that make up the landmass of Carboni are only separated by a relatively small stretch of water, their climates are vastly different. The smaller of the two, Quess has a landscape that is distinctly flat, to the point that some joke that from the top of the tallest tower in the provincial capital of Quessama one can see all the way to the other side of the island on the shores of the Ocean of Lasimar. The island is split in the middle by a salt water, inland sea the Qapwebud, which was once thought to be a complete channel that separated Quess into two smaller islands which silted up over thousands of years. Quess is drier than its southern sibling, though this does not mean that it is arid. Originally, Quess, like Oam was covered in thick forests, but as the island is so much more densely populated, almost all of these natural forests have gone and have instead been replaced by orchards, olive groves and fields. The loss of forests has led to a decrease in rainfall on Quess, which exacerbates the naturally lower precipitation rate of the island. Oam by contrast is not only a much larger landmass, but is almost entirely forested, called the Usæ Gawoa, save for the central uplands, the Túgimubæ whose slopes are populated with grasses rather than tree cover. As Oam gets far more rainfall that Quess, which rolls in off the south eastern waters of the Ocean of Lasimar, the Usæ Gawoa is a large rain forest whose canopy is so thick that it is perpetually dim and gloomy beneath the bows, whilst the forest floor so chocked and twisted with tree roots that it is incredibly hard to navigate. Though the Usæ Gawoa is home to all manner of creatures it is challenging environment for the island’s humanoid inhabitants to survive in, and the jungle’s resistance to any form of taming of the landscape means that it is practically impossible to establish large settlements on the same level as the forest. In comparison, the Túgimubæ is much more hospitable, especially given the fact that compared to the other major mountain ranges in Kelbonnar, such as the Spiny Mountains and the Devils’ Teeth, they are much smaller and their slopes are fairly gentle. This means that most of the farming activity in Oam goes on within the slopes and valleys of the Túgimubæ, whilst the provincial capital of the province, Yamar is built amongst its peaks.