The World Guide
This section lists all the regions and areas of planet Solaris (and beyond). Each region is listed in order of discovery and the further down the list the more remote the areas become. New areas may be added to any region at any time through exploration performed by player characters.
Osperian Region - This is the largest forest in all of planet Solaris. There are many sub-areas located within the forest such as a major city, shops, a clearing, caves, and other mysteries. There are also many places that have yet to be discovered. The Osperian Region is mostly safe for travelers as the creatures here usually steer clear of them.
Plains Region - Located just to the northeast of the Osperian Forest is the Plains Region. This region is a massive field of tall weeds and grass that spans for many thousands of miles in every direction. The vastness of this region can seem overwhelming to travelers. Being so vast, many unprepared explorers get lost in the plains and never seem to find their way home.
Swamp Region - Just to the northeast of the Plains Region there resides a swamp like none other. The swamp is one of the largest focal points for the energies of the Afterplane to seep through the dimensional walls and into the physical realm. There are hazardous locations in the swamp, but for the most part, it's a reticent and murky place. This region is home to the Shadowgate, which leads travelers into the Afterplane.
Xhan Tarn Region - Located to the distant south of the Osperian Forest, the Xhan Tarn region is a massive stretch of beach that runs along the northern border of the Outer Ocean. The beaches are very tranquil, complete with wind-blown dunes that can reach as high as two hundred feet. There are several dangers in this region, one of the biggest are the large man-eating plants that pull victims into the ocean from the beach.
Mountainous Region - This is the largest mountain range in the southern hemisphere of planet Solaris. It stretches nearly halfway across the planet. The mountains have plenty of high peaks and are snow-capped all year round in the upper altitudes.
Kazarial Region - This is a massive area of vast desert that has yet to be fully explored. The desert resides on the far side of planet Solaris, nearly opposite of Elyndaar City. It's incredibly hot, and many explorers cannot deal with its horde of predators and harsh conditions.
Broken Region - Near the center of the Outer Ocean there are a series of small land masses known as The Broken Isles. There are many islands here, with many secrets. One of its larger islands is now the home of the Solaris Central Laboratories. This region is home to a special portal generator, which leads travelers into the Crimson Wilds of planet Lunaris.
Blasted Region - Located far beyond the Osperian Region to the east is a vast wasteland more desolate than the Kazarial Desert. It is home to several independent tribes Solarians and many Beastkin, though the undisputed masters of the region are the brutal Vegonians. Whatever sparse vegetation exists are similar to cacti and desert scrub brush. It is nearly the most isolated part of planet Solaris, surpassed only by the Frozen Region.
Frozen Region - Resting at the far southern end of the planet, across the Outer Ocean, there is a frigid wasteland that seems devoid of life at first glance. The frozen tundra extends for thousands of miles over the southern pole of the planet. While this region appears dead, it is teaming with life, and is surprisingly full of subterranean creatures and even some magic. Queen Vishera and the Ardanians called this continent their own, so beware.
Hinterlands Region - The uncharted region of jungle and forest beyond the Swamp Region. This region is full of mysteries and dangers. The creatures that roam in this area are often much larger than their counterparts in other regions of the world. This region is home to the Grovekin tree village of Yazmir. This city also happens to be a sanctuary for some of the mightiest Beastkin on planet Solaris.
Twilight Region - Accessible only through death or the Shadowgate located in the Shadowood Forest in the Swamp Region, the Afterplane is the place all beings of Solaris go when they die. The Twilight Region is a surreal and shadowy clone of the physical realm, and often those who die don't even realize it. Time has no meaning in the Afterplane and beings from all timelines may be found in this place. A few passing moments in the physical realm could seem like a lifetime to someone wandering around in the Afterplane.
Crimson Region - Discovered by a group of explorers from planet Solaris when they traveled to planet Lunaris, the Crimson Region is exactly what its name implies, crimson red. Instead of a typical green forest, this lush and very dense region is filled entirely with blood-red plantlife. The dense red forest is mysteriously haunting, and leaves many travelers nervous and ready to leave the moment they arrive. It's hardly a place to start an expedition on a new world, but this is where the Explorer's Landing base camp resides.
Skyhold Region - Situated atop the highest mountain in all of planet Solaris is a golden city like no other, the legendary Skyhold City! This seemingly cold-hearted, yet utopian society, is home to a mysterious and highly advanced race of bird-like beastkin, the Avians. It is said the Avians spent over 1,000 years designing and building their technological marvel in the clouds. It is said that the streets are paved with gold and the city guards wear armor of gold. The city is an incredible sight to behold, but newcomers are not welcomed with open arms. The Avians look down on the "low landers" so be wary.
Oceanic Region - What lies beyond the Inner Ocean of the Xhan Tarn and Broken Regions? The Oceanic Region! An enormous open region consisting of the largest ocean in the world along with some very interesting islands. It is filled with haunting mysteries and dangers. There are creatures larger than cities roaming these waters! This region is filled with hidden treasures and undiscovered locales! Rent a ship from Captain Tillen's harbor at the Xhan Tarn beach to take a trip out to sea, but beware, the Outer Ocean is no place for landlubbers!
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