General area

Please note: these descriptions are identical to 'Souls own descriptions of the territories.

Quartz Shoreline

Image of the Quartz Shoreline, photo by shezamm@Flickr

Although the Atlantic shoreline is more forgiving than the bay coast, the beaches are still rough and foreboding, hardly tropical paradises. The surf is treacherous, and the cold ocean waters are unforgiving to any foolish tempters of fate. Rocky outcroppings jut into the ocean, beckoning for landed canines to try their luck at reaching any one of the dozens of tiny islands. Some isles are even large enough to boast hardy, sea-toughened fauna; most are frequented by Nova Scotia's marine fauna, such as seals. The western border of Quartz Shoreline is forested, the beginnings of the nearby Dampwoods; the terrain consists of rolling dunes comprised of rocky, rough sand.

Moonstone Lakes

Image of Moonstone Lakes, photo by deedoucette@Flickr

Note: The entirety of this territory is claimed by AniWaya
Nestled in the southern end of the Quartz Shoreline territory are a cluster of lakes, their size ranging from puddle to vast expanse. Rivers and streams snake between the various bodies of water, feeding into one another and eventually emptying into the Atlantic Ocean. On a few of the larger lakes, tiny rural communities slowly decay into the encroaching forests; some are little more than stone foundations and piles of wood. Overgrown dirt roads connect these tiny villages to larger asphalt roadways, though even these are cracking and wearing under the pressure of decades.

The Dampwoods

Image of the Dampwoods, photo by mooncross@Flickr

This lowlands forest contains a multitude of tall conifers and even taller deciduous trees, with hearty underbrush and thickets of tangled shrub growth. The ground is lined with an elegant bed of pine needles -- they provide excellent sound cover for the stealthy hunter. Innumerable streams, rivers, and lakes snake through the forest, thus the name Dampwoods. To the north, the forest gradually thins and the soil becomes rocky, evidence of the western hills of The Waste. The same thinning occurs along the southern edge of the territory, and although the Dampwoods do not touch the shore, the ocean's roar can be heard on quiet days.

Nearby Territories

A short distance just to the west are Arachnea's Revenge and Halifax.

Seabreeze Brink - Arachnea's Revenge

As with The Dampwoods, this swath of forest consists of coniferous and deciduous trees, though the conifers outnumber the woody trees. Arachnea's unique feature is the southerly lake: the waters are an unearthly blue, sharp clarity allowing onlookers to peer to the very bottom. Tiny stones make up the coast of the lake, and the fishing is always excellent, evinced by the eagles and ospreys roosting around the lake's perimeter. In northern Arachnea's revenge, the coast is rocky, though the narrowness of the bay allows one to see the far shore on clear days. Arachnea's Revenge gets its name from the large spider populations: many species make their home in the woods.

Eastern Rise - Halifax

The Eastern Rise region is situated around Halifax, once the largest city in Nova Scotia. The metropolis lies in ruins among the beautiful beaches and former vacation hot spots, eerily silent without the honking of horns. The city's sprawl is an even mixture of farmland and fast-fading suburbia, interspersed with forests and wildlife preserves.

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