THE KINGDOM OF DORANIA
In the midst of the Adanian Sea, two islands come together to form the Kingdom of Dorania. This sparsely inhabited kingdom lies to the east of Santharia and dominated by stretches of inhospitable desert.
Picture description. The isles of the Kingdom of Dorania. Map drawn by Artimidor.
The Kingdom of Dorania lies east
of Santharia, north of the
continent of Aeruillin, and
south-west of the
Island of Denilou. It is
surrounded by the Adanian Sea, though the Burning Sea is just to the
Geography. The kingdom of Dorania is made up of two seperate isles, with varying geographical make-up.
The small northerly island is thought to have actually been attached to the larger island, but was broken away during a terrible earthquake. This isle is dominated by a river flowing through the center of the land. This river, along with the flat land makes the area quite green and fertile. The flooding of the river in it's southern area is due to the more abundant vegetation found in the Heath of Maar.
The main, and much larger, isle is home to two seperate geographical areas. This is the eastern, or barren, coast and the western coast. The Desert of Phenyuul dominates the north-eastern section of the isle. There is a small river that is the only life source in the east, near the Mountains of Nash. On the other side of the bank lies the unforgiving Wantan Drylands. It is not but cracked, parched earth to the sea. On the western coast though, it is quite another story. The north-west area is covered by the Heaths of Gyuor. While still being somewhat dry, there is still plenty of plant and animal life here. Off the coast between the Mountains of Nash and the Yin Mountains lie the Rocks of Khyling. This dreaded reef has never let a ship through its maze of rocks. Just to the south lies the most fertile area in the kingdom. There is a large delta that is fed by the Ypherran.
Weather. There are two seperate weather fronts
at work here. There is the west-east
warm front coming from Santharia,
and the east-west hot front that
comes from the Burning Sea and Aeruillin.
This explains why the deserts are located soley on the eastern
side. When these two fronts collide they can cause tremendeous summer monsoons,
these monsoons are the life blood of the western side of
Inhabitants. This island is settled strictly by men. There are two seperate groups of people who live here: The desert tribes live in the eastern section of the larger isle. They have a nomadic lifestyle as no area is rich enough to support a tribe for long. In the northern isle and the western section of Doranthakar are the farmers and traders.
Plant/Animal Life. Without saying there is more life on the western side of the Isle of Doranthakar, and the northern isle, it is the plants and animals of the deserts that are far more interesting. These creatures and plants have adapted to rely on the monsoons to sustain them. During the monsoon season many short lived plants and insects will come alive, and the desert is almost a whole other enviroment.
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