The Far North is the colloquial term for the landmass of ice that sits on the northern pole of Totania. Its name is often something else depending on who you ask, though the term most people use is the Mishan term Moroza, meaning of Frost.
The Final ContinentIn Totania, there is often discussion of four continents. Elone, the Eastern Continent is most often discussed when continents come up, alongside the western counterpart of Udai. The Southern continent of Shafai is seldom brought up as often as the others, and even less mentioned is the Northern Continent. The name. of this continent is unknown, as most records from its residents in the former The Giant Kingdom are lost to history once it was sunk into the ocean.
Moroza, however, is often cited as the fifth continent. This is in some ways true, though in others it is an exaggeration. Moroza is not a continent, as it does not have an actual central landmass, instead being a large mound of ice that connects some small bits of land that may be somewhere under the frost.
Unlivable ConditionsVery few people who are not of the native races to Moroza (listed on the sidebar) can survive in its climate.
The most difficult part of Moroza for most residents is the cold. Most races are not built for the cold, and are known to freeze to death. For this, some civilization has been built, but more often Morozan residents have had to adapt or die.
Another inhospitable aspect of Moroza is the icy floor, which can crack with one wrong step and break under the feet of those walking on it. Non-native have been known to die most often to these, and children are often trained quickly to navigate them so they do not befall the same fate.
Moroza is also known for Icecanoes, or small mountains that shoot out cooled air. Anything caught in the blast of an Icecano is normally frozen solid instantly, though Mishans and Ice Genasi have a tendency to survive it due to their builds supporting the cold more than other races.
Snowstorms are relatively common in Moroza is well, but it is due to their counterparts that the Fenns are able to live. Firestorms are a strange occurrence in Moroza that happen more often that one would expect for a land made of ice. They happen just high enough off the ground that the icy floor of Moroza does not melt, and they are known to keep residents warm.
The least known danger of Moroza, though, is the leeches. Leeches that burrow their way through the ice, hiding until someone passes that they can latch onto. When they do, they are known to first suck the blood of them. Then, after the blood is drained, they will begin to eat the body entirely. Leeches the size of a Human's pinky toe have been known to eat Frost Giants. Overall, due to this, Moroza has been listed as one of the worst places for people in Totania to live (outside of the swamps the Lizardfolk try to live in).
Morozan RacesMoroza is home to many races, often of the Beastmen variety. However, they are not all Beastmen. First among them is the Mishans. The Mishans are the main civilization on Moroza, and are known to resemble large, humanoid bears. They have a culture of drinking and enjoying the cold, which they do in little clothes as, unlike most races, they are not affected by the cold and actually find great pleasure in the chilly weather. Next are the Mishan's companion race, the Fenns, a race of foxlike people who have been allied with them for much of recent history, but have a history of rivalry with the Mishans as well. The third race is the Wolfmen, a nomadic horde known for raiding the few settlements that exist on Moroza. Their nomadic lifestyle was made to adapt to the inhospitable climate Moroza is known for, and has suited them quite well. The Wolfmen are often joined by Frost Giants, who tag along with their hordes to hunt. The Frost Giants migrated after the sinking of the Northern Continent, and those that moved said that Moroza suits their needs far more than the other continent ever could. The Ice Genasi are sometimes spotted in the Far North. They are a rarer sight, as they are not commonly born, and even rarer do they travel from their plane of existence to Totania.
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