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Shori (The Land of the Stepped Lakes)

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A beautiful, broken land tended by feudal families. Densely forested, this land holds many mysteries in the areas not cleared, and some mysteries are dangerous.

The teritory protected by Lanshev, the Dragon-Lord of the falls, is broken into many plateaus, and spring fed lakes top a great many of these. Rivers spill over the edges of many of these plateau cliffs, leading to a series of lakes and pools along the land leading down to the Great Dragon Bay by the sea. These many waterfalls have led to several names associated with the land - "The land of one thousand rainbows" and "The land of the water lion".

Each plateau has different level of minerals in it and the lakes on them are saturated with them. The fish in the lakes do not spawn and have grown accostomed to the mineral waters of their lakes, but become sickly and soon die when exposed to the waters of another lake. Lanshev chooses where a new family builds their house and tells them how to limit thier fishing, so the many diverse and unique fish are never destroyed by over demand.

To supplement thier meat and protect their family fisheries, the people of Shori hunt Red Bears, a large bear with a fericious territorial habit. The Red Bears are omnivourous, but mainly eat the fish they can catch. For bread and grains, the root and seed pod of a river weed are cooked and ground into powder for baking. Called "River Oats" this rounds out the staples of their food.

The land is densely forested, and new household can take up to 3 years clearing the land for thier main house. Deep in these woods are the ruins of previous civilisations, holding secrets and technology lost to the ages. The deep woods also give shelter to horrors, demons from another plane that feed on the fear and pain they create. The dark and dargerous woods hold thier secrets well.



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MoonHunter
November 22, 2003, 5:01
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Why is this not linked?
Agar
November 22, 2003, 20:50
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Because I posted the setting and then the plot. I will now edit and link to the plot.

Yeesh. Critic. ;)
CaptainPenguin
November 24, 2003, 13:34
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Goody-good.
CaptainPenguin
August 29, 2004, 19:34
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I think I will put Shori into the Empire, though I'm going to replace Lanshev with a Spirit or some sort of supernatural overlord. If that's okay with you, Agar. :)
Agar
August 30, 2004, 0:17
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Your game, your call. Have fun with it your way.
Voted valadaar
November 28, 2006, 12:01
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This sounds like the Land of Falling Lakes in Croatia. Was that the inspiration?


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