Fauna & Flora
Most of all known life in the cosmos originates and lives within Materia. While several species have grown and lived in Astria and Stygia, the nature of those planes stymies the sort of explosive organic growth that typifies Materia. Even hostile realms such as deserts and tundras teem with life, from bears that stalk the frigid, icy plains to blind, magically-sensitive arthropods that lie in wait beneath the sands, waiting for their next meal. To categorize or list every plant and animal would be a titanic effort, beyond the means and scope of entire scientific communities.
Depending on the region that one finds themselves in, Materia is a cornucopia of rich lands ready for exploitation. Wood, iron, stone, and other basic materials are fairly common as a whole, allowing for vast infrastructure to be built up for those races with access to the Realm Gates. Many worlds boast strange and wonderful resources as well, from crystal-like materials that can hold magical energies--effectively creating a magic battery--to metals stronger than steel, denser than dying stars, but light as wood. Of course, there are areas of the plane that, whether by the hands of mortals or by pure circumstance, are void of any material value, just as some worlds hold rich soil suitable for growing crops while others are barren and dusty.
- Alternative Name(s)
- The Material World, The Realmscape
- Planar Sphere/Grouping
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