The North Coast

Stretching from the boundaries of the Great Northern Jungle to the northern tip of the Raincatch Mountians lays the North Coast, a lush stretch of land that was, until recently, only sparsely inhabited by Silt Orcs, Lizardfolk, and some fishing villages of Dakans. Now the defacto homeland for the Dakan, it has changed dramatically, seeing its first city emerge on the coastal plain, and its first serious bloodshed as the Teminna Kingdoms attempt to seize this strip of just moist enough land.   The North Coast is under the control of the Dakan Confederacy, or mare accurately, what is left of the Dakan Confederacy, but their rule is contested by the Teminna Kingdoms, who press against their defenses from the Great Northern Jungle. The Lizardfolk, previously broadly uncaring about the humans around them, have become allies against this enemy. In the meantime, the landscape is being transformed in ways it has never seen before as the Dakan establish themselves in their new homeland.

Geography

A broad coastal region, it is overlooked by the Savannah Plateau, from which runs a large amount of water down towards the ocean. The land itself is a wide coastal plain with a few rolling hills and a maze of natural and artificial waterways. The predominant features at first glance are tall grasses and reeds, but it's mostly marshes. There are also reefs, small lakes, some actual beaches, and many mangrove swamps. Travel is difficult at best on foot, and the few ruins int he area are at least partly if not completely flooded.   Dakan engineers are busily modifying the landscape to create canals, aquaculture and mariculture sites, industrial areas, and of course, defensive works. The most geography altering act occurring though is the creation of palm and bamboo plantations, and the establishment of rice paddies. This has yet to have serious effects on the geography, but the potential is very much there.

Flora & Fauna

The natural flora of the North Coast is primarily seaweeds, water plants, reeds, grasses, and mangroves. Humans have introduced palms, bamboo, and rice paddies.   The fauna of the region has seen serious change. Previously, it was dominated by fish, reptiles, and birds. The return of the Teminna Kingdoms changed that, as they returned with temnospondyls, the giant amphibians that had ruled the lands there in ages unknown to humanity and barely remembered by the oldest oral traditions of Orcs or Orosa. These beasts have infested the North Coast, and have thrown its entire ecosystem off kilter. These animals are extremely dangerous, and trained ones are used by the Temnosal as part of their attack forces.

Natural Resources

Fish: aquiculture and mariculture are large industries, feeding both a huge local eoconomy and need, and helping to establish trade. Fish, shellfish, crustaceans, and their products (such as pearls) are harvested from the North Coast.   Reeds: the naturally occuring reeds in the area are good both as a food source and building material.   Bamboo: bamboo is common in the northern most areas of the Great Northern Jungle, and was originally traded for with the Sao Li peoples. Since being cut off from their old trading partners, a few enterprising Dakan have managed to grow enough bamboo to make it profitable.   Palm: another transplant from their old homelands, palms for oil and fruit are common now, and even growing wild, in the North Coast.   Clay: the rich clays of the Northern Savannah extend into the North Coast, where they are used for pottery and construction.   Rice: another item previously imported from the Sao Li peoples, rice is now being grown in the North Coast's marshy environs. Currently enough for local demand, it is starting to be exported in small quantities.
Alternative Name(s)
The Dakan Coast
Type
Coast / Shore
Location under
The Southern Contintent
Included Organizations
Owning Organization
The Dakan Confederacy

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