Little in the way of flora exists within the Tundra, as only the southernmost expanses of the area contain Trees - the rest of the tundra sports only low-growing plants such as moss, lichen, and flowers of various kinds. As a general rule, outside of the Tundra's southernmost reaches, if one sees a plant of any notable height, it is likely it is either extraplanar in origin(and thus likely lethal), or is a hyper-adapted megaflora or other lifeform that is unique and therefore to be avoided, or lethal - and therefore to be avoided as well.
As for fauna, few if any fauna dwell in the Tundra that are not adapted to its lethalities in the most effective ways possible - most dangerously as the Remorhaz
beasts, the massive insectoids who dwell beneath the snowfields with body heat so intense as to melt metal, massive frigid Frost Worms
adapted to the freezing climates, Ice Drakes
who have adapted to fly through the area's windstorms with fearsome effectiveness, massive Elephants
and Wooly Mammoths
, and most terrifyingly of all the True Giants
who have come to dominate the area as the ultimate apex predators.
Among these true giants, most fearsome are the Taiga Giants
- the former of which is stronger but smaller and number and therefore extremely rare, and the latter of which occupies the prestigious slot of the Tundra's most hyper-lethal and effective apex-predators, outclassing even their mates the Jotun
in raw power and domineering might as they rule from their massive, sprawling cities of Shatterice
and smaller camps and settlements across the Tundra where the likes of Jotun
and even Dwarves
work and serve beneath their leadership. However, the Jotun
are not to be underestimated despite their ranking as second or third in the tundra's hierarchy - they are the most numerous of the top-ranking fauna in the Tundra, and are often the most intelligent and tactical despite their stereotyping as brutish madmen. Worth noting as well are the Frost Giants
who mar the landscape as near-constant predators of frothing, slaughter-obsessed madmen who often tame the region's beasts, though they are hunted with rigor by the Jotun
wherever they are found.