The Black Waste
Volently colonized by the Solar Elves of Olienn in 5675, Rusatar is often called the Black Waste due to the rich black soil of the continent, but sparse number of truly livable regions which exist there. There are few permanent settlements on the continent for this reason- most of which are located in the Occupied Territory now controlled by the Goliaths (who, while natives, were gifted control of the region after the events of the Kadenazi War). By comparison, those living in the still Unoccupied Territories are largely tribal or nomadic in nature, as opposed to sedentary. What few permanent settlements exist here as a result are typically floating or stilted in order to account for the frequent change in water level. Rusatar's ecosystems are incredibly limited compared to other, much larger continents; winds here are usually rough, with large storms and extreme weather being common occurrences- causing widespread flooding across the continent. This has led to the creation of numerous swamps, marshes, and other wetlands present year round, especially near the coasts. The exception is the center of the continent, which, with its slightly higher average elevation, contains some of Rusatar's only inhabitable plains, shrublands, and forests.