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.