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Taerel:Nozadi Rockland

Place
Place Name:
Nozadi Rockland
Other Names:
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Biome:
Rockland
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Controllers of Nozadi Rockland in the following eras:
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History

Nozadi Rockland is a region of forest and rock-filled terrain. Over the course of its history, Nozadi has housed many savage clans and tribes of zu’aan. Far from the high walls of now previous cities, there was no law here. This was the place to come to commit savagery that would otherwise be punished in other places. Many came to this region just for that. There were also those looking for a place that was off the grid. A place that they could outrun their various crimes. This became a place of savage criminals. The zu’aan who created Denxtur City were no different.All of them were criminals before the fall of the world. From crimes of petty theft to serial murder, they were the lowest of the low.

Many of them had heard of Nozadi Rockland and what kind of place it was for zu’aan like them. They banded together and headed to the region from central Taerel, picking up stragglers of the same kind. They faced much adversity on their journey to the “promised land,” as once grand cities fell, and as the kin’toni swept across the world. Denxtur City was built with only the thought of making a city that would allow them to do whatever they pleased without worry for repercussions. These zu’aan didn’t want to share the land with others. So, with a great amount of violence and happy smiles stretched across their faces, they killed all of the other inhabitants.


Actually, slaughtering them would be a more accurate term to describe the savagery they committed against the other zu’aan. It took years for them to fully claim the region for themselves. After fully settling down in Nozadi, they no longer had to worry about the zu’aan. Tales of their savagery spread and only the truly depraved braved the region afterwards, ones that wanted to join the city. The few tribes that wanted to claim the region for their own, that ignored the rumors, quickly found their ends. It didn’t take much effort to deal with these zu’aan. But something that they did have to worry about was the plants and animals inhabiting the region. Many of the animals were carnivorous predators that were highly aggressive and extremely territorial.

They would stalk and attack zu’aan without warning, dragging them away kicking and screaming. Some animals had venom that could paralyze the biggest of them or make them drop dead on the spot. Plants were also a problem. Most of these zu’aan weren’t book smart, or smart at all, so they often ate plants that weren’t safe. Many of the plants cause fevers, muscle spasms, splitting headaches, and even death. For most of these plants, there is no cure, especially since they no longer have the technology they once had, nor would they have the knowledge to do so. It took much trial and error to discover what was safe to eat, what territories belonged to what carnivores, and what animals had fatal venom.


And even after learning most of these things, there was still much death caused by lack of knowledge.

Geography

Nozadi Rockland got its name due to the rocky terrain. It spans roughly 3,446 square kilometers and it has a montane ecosystem located in the base slopes of a mountain. A dense forest makes up a little less than two thirds of this region with trees that stretch up to and over two hundred feet tall. The northern portion of the region rises up with the mountain slope, almost four hundred feet. There is a large area of mostly rocks and stone towards the west of the region. There are deep crevices throughout the rocky terrain. Some of the crevices have openings spanning several hundred feet and have depths of several hundred feet as well. There are several natural made pools as well, some as deep as one hundred feet while others are barely five feet deep.

Most of them are full of warm to hot water that acts as hot springs. There are a few towards the north as well that are cold and full of frigid water. There is also drinkable water running through some of the crevices. Clear, drinkable streams run down from the mountain, not quite large, deep, or wide enough to be considered rivers. Several creeks are scattered throughout the region as well, especially around the rocky portion of the region. The climate is mostly dependent on the elevation. As elevation increases, the climate becomes cooler. In the flatter part of the region, summers bring moderate temperatures of seventy degrees in the day and the lower sixties at night.


In the winter, temperatures drop to the lower sixties during the day and the upper forties at night. Rainfall is a common form of precipitation throughout the summer, and snow is very likely to fall in the winter. In the higher parts of the region, the temperature stays between twenty to forty degrees throughout the entire year. Snow constantly covers this part as it is always cold. Though there are many rocks of varying sizes scattered throughout the region, the soil is fertile and able to support a wide range of plant life. Thick, large trees with thick roots, bright flowers with large petals, and lush green vegetation grow all over the rockland. There is also a wide range of animal life supported here.

Birds, fish, mammals of all sizes, insects, reptiles, and amphibians. Denxtur City is scattered around the center of the region, between the rocky west and the forest north. It dwells with the tree with low and thick branches. They put it up high like this to give themselves coverage and allow them to stalk zu’aan entering the region. It gives them an advantage and the perfect defensive positioning. It also put them over the majority of the animals stalking about the ground. They built a complex system of wooden bridges to allow them to travel around most of the region without ever touching the ground. This allowed them to avoid most of the more dangerous animal territories, at least those that couldn’t climb.

Plants

The region of Nozadi Rockland is able to support a wide range of plant life. Plants that are edible, inedible, poisonous, and just pretty. There are also plants that have great medicinal benefits and some with even greater benefits when mixed with each other. Tashaire is a species of large tree that can grow to an average of two hundred and forty feet. It is one of the oldest trees in Nozadi and the only one this tall. It has a straight, thick trunk covered in rough gray bark with the inside wood being a dark purple. The purple wood can be seen through the cracks of the bark. The branches are short, thin and wispy and are filled with very thin, dark purple leaves with smooth edges.

They begin to stick out close to the base of the tree, about five feet from the base. The white roots are completely underground and form a tightly packed ball. This tree doesn’t grow any flowers or fruit, but the bark is edible. It has a bitter taste to it and is only used as a small snack.n Guqress is a species of large flowers that grow up to almost six feet tall. It has a thick, dark green stem with large pale yellow, fan shaped leaves with wavy edges. Many leaves grow at the base of the stem with more alternating on the stem from about halfway up to the top of the stem. The stems split around ten times, a single, giant flower growing at the end. These flowers are bigger than an average palm.


It has orange, wide, thick, rounded petals that transition to yellow on the outer edges. These petals make a cup shape. The petals have a gel inside of them that is inedible but has medicinal properties. The gel can be used as antiseptic for wounds, though most of the zu’aan living in the region don’t use them. Despite its inedibility, it has a sweet scent to it. This scent has led many to believe that it could be eaten. Eating this flower can lead to fatal fevers, closed airways, and severe cramping. There is nothing that can be done if the flower is ingested, save for throwing up. But even with that, there is a very small chance for survival. Vlihnetta is a lush yellow, stringy moss that grows all over the region, mainly around the hot springs.

They thrive on the heat that comes off of the stones and soak up the moisture. Small white, red, and orange flowers grow on the moss. These flowers have four narrow petals with pointed ends. While the moss is inedible, it does have other uses. Mixing the moss with the gel inside of guqress, it can be used as wrapping for wounds. The gel soaks in the nutrients of the moss, mixing together to create a stronger antiseptic solution. This mixture speeds up the healing process and leaves less scarring. The more flowers growing in the moss, the better it is for healing.

Animals

The Nozadi Rockland supports a wide range of animal life in all levels of its environment. From birds to mammals to small insects. Dracciinae is medium sized, rare species of four legged mammals with scales. They stand at a shoulder height of over five feet and weigh up to almost two hundred pounds. They have two sets of bright blue eyes with slitted pupils. Their rounded, smooth scales are varying shades of gray. The scales cover their heads as well. Their bodies are round on the top and flat on the bottom, reminiscent of a smooth, giant boulder. Their diet consists of both plant life and small mammals. They are only active for one out of every three years. The other two years are spent in deep hibernation.

They dig a giant hole, deep enough to where they are able to lay on the fold legs and only the top part of their head is above the edge of the hole. Their bodies shut down and go completely still. Over the course of the two years, moss grows on them, truly making them seem like rock. When they are active, the ground can shake as they move, even though they move slowly. While they are active during this time, they don’t move much. The reproduction rate of dracciinae is almost nonexistent. Females give birth to two young over the course of several years. Sometimes, they won’t have any young for over ten years. Gophin are a breed of large, carnivorous birds with two sets of wings.


They stand at nearly five feet tall. Their top wings have a wingspan of almost seven feet across, while their bottom wings have a wingspan of five feet. Their claws secrete venom that can cause paralyzation and eventually death. There is no cure for this. They have thin, black and pale red feathers. Short tufts of dark red feathers form a fan on their heads. They make their nests in high trees of over a hundred feet. Their diets consist of other birds and mammals of all sizes. They have been known to attack animals twice their size. Females lay up to three eggs after mating and mate up to four times a year. Yunnae are large invertebrates native to Nozadi. They have tube-like bodies that taper towards the end where a giant, curved stinger sits.

They are nearly a foot and a half in size. Their skin is an iridescent mix of blue and purple, with two sets of translucent, narrow, pointed wings. There isn’t a large population of yunnae, so they aren’t too much of a problem for the zu’aan. Females only lay a few eggs at a time and most of them are eaten by predators before they can fully mature. When they are fully grown, their stingers fill with fatal venom. One sting from one of these spells likely death. Those who get stung usually die within hours. Yunnae eat other, smaller invertebrates. They don’t really have a home, so they usually are found resting on trees.


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