Geography, Location & ClimateLocated in the South of Aurea, the Silver Desert encompasses a great deal of the mainland and the Krien Islands, to the southeast of Aricos. The Silver Desert is generally a flat desert, most comprised of hamadas and ergs. Aricos, one of the three largest cities on the planet, is located within the Silver Desert, as well as Kettle, a famous lake.
Fauna & FloraThe fauna and flora of the Silver Desert are highly adapted to the lifestyle. Those that live here have many unique functions to deal with the heat and the lack of food and water.
One important species in the ecosystem of the desert is the rundelhorn; these animals use their large horns to stab at rocky cliffs, where water is stored in its porous cracks, and the destruction of the cliffs causes ponds and lakes to form, attracting wildlife.
FaunaThere are approximately 1200 discovered animal species in the Silver Desert. There are several rundelhorn species, including the mammoth rundelhorn, gold rundelhorn, and the aricos rundelhorn. These animals can last up to a year without drinking water, surviving by consuming succulent plants.
Some other species of animal in the Silver Desert include sandlions, eldrychs, koryks and geteras.
FloraThere are approximately four thousand plant species and subspecies in the Silver Desert. These range from the majestic bloodhorn trees to the miniscule algae rose. Most of the desert contains veyr little plant life, and so most plant species are found within oases. Large trees and bushes all have thick trunks, to carry and store water, while their roots reach far underground when there is no water on the surface.
Considered one of the "Big Three", Aricos is one of the three major settlements on Cilvarth, and the only one in Aurea. It is the second largest city on the planet, with approximately 1.4 million inhabitants.
Aricos is very well known for it's tea-related history. In Central Aricos is the National Aurean Teapot Gallery, a gallery dedicated to all of the most important teapots from the city's history, and some teapots from other cities.