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Clymare Desert

Geography

The Clymare Desert is mostly made up of rolling hills, bluffs, and gorges carved by rivers as they pass over the soft and sandy rock. The area is most famous for its red and orange rock. It is dangerous to travel off beaten paths (of which there aren't many) due to the dangerous and unpredictable nature of the landscape.   The main danger of traveling through the unknown are underground canyons. Over centuries, these have been created by underground rivers and groundwater deposits. These canyons can be hundreds of feet deep, and totally hidden until someone steps too close. Many are littered by the skeletons of animals and wayward travelers.   The temperature varies considerably between daylight hours and the night because of the dry air. If not wearing the proper attire, one can freeze or perish of heat stroke depending on the time of day. The short grasses that make the Clymare Desert their home reflect the lack of water in the air and the ground, which will kill faster than the extreme temperature changes.

Canyon
Antelope Canyon by Lucas Löffler

Flora & Fauna

The Clymare Desert is known for being dominated by reptiles and small mammals adapted to the radical shifts in temperature. Many of them are crepuscular, meaning they are most active at dawn and dusk. This allows them to avoid the heat of the day as well as the chill after sunset. The grasses native to the area are short and have stiff, spiky blades. Some cacti also grow in the area. Certain species provide valuable water, while others cause violent illness. Being able to tell them apart could be the difference between life and death.
Alternative Name(s)
Painted Desert
Type
Desert
Location under
Braern
Owning Organization
Nephemir

Settlements

There are a few settlements in the area, but not many. Infrastructure is lacking, and there are few natural resources to make living in the area profitable. Many notable settlements have been founded by criminals and rebels, far from the reaches of the law.   Neither Nephemir or Braern seem to have much ability to effectively police the area.  
Nephemir
Organization | Jun 2, 2019

One of the most diverse and wealthiest nations in Lathai


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