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Disambig icon.png This article is about the Verdant Heights, the Matis homeland. For related topics, see Forest.


Verdant Heights
Verdant Heights
Homins: Matis
Ecosystem: Forest
Area: 20.09 km²

The Verdant Heights are the primary location of the Forest ecosystem on Atys. It is controlled by the Matis race, who have all their cities in the central region of Majestic Garden.

Overview

The Verdant Heights continent is made up of 7 regions in a bit of a spidery shape. Most regions are largely open forest, but 3 of the 4 corners of the continent are notoriously maze-like, and the 4th corner is a strange mix of forest and desert. The continent is bordered on all sides by steep cliffs.

The continent has direct routes to both the Burning Desert on the far north-west and to Aeden Aqueous in the far south-east, as well as one opening down into the Prime Roots.

Geography

Regions

Map

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DavaeNataeAvalaeYrkanisMajestic GardenMajestic GardenMajestic GardenFleeting GardenHeretic's HovelUpper BogGrove of ConfusionHidden SourceKnoll of DissentForest unlabelled.jpg

Settlements

Active Outposts

Highlights

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The forests of Atys form a magnificent lofty backdrop, a constant reminder of plant life domination. Here the majestic trees reach colossal proportions, each one of them can shelter hundreds of people. Great rifts are scored into the forest bed caused by the great roots leading deep down into the very bowels of Atys. The forests of Atys are the areas of predilection of the Matis who have built their regal city there. Raw materials are in abundance and include various fine species of leaves.

Climate

The forests benefit from a temperate climate, ideal for homins, as well as plants and other creatures. Seasons alternate from wet and cold to hot and dry.

Tribes

The Verdant Heights are a hotbed of tribe activity and conflict. Beneath the trees of the forests you'll find more tribes than on any other continent in the New Lands, and also more tribal hostility than anywhere else. The Matis government has to manage a constant carefully balanced political game to keep all the hostile tribes at bay, but luckily for them they also have several allied tribes assisting them in this matter. Though the region containing the Matis cities is safe and only populated by the peaceful Green Seed, enemy tribes await the Matis right over the region borders in either direction.

The northern Verdant Heights are where the tribes opposing the Matis kingdom fight against the tribes allied with the Matis. First Deserters against Matisian Border Guards, Woven Bridles against The Arid Matis, and Ancient Dryads against the Sap Slaves. Only the tribe of the Oasis Diggers, in the far northwestern corner of the Verdant Heights, stays out of all the fighting and coexists peacefully with the Matis and the other tribes.

The southern Verdant Heights, while not so directly in conflict, are still home to various dangerous tribes, most of whom oppose the Matis. The Siblings of the Weeds only oppose them peacefully, but the Sacred Sap, the Ecowarriors and The Slash and Burn are all known to attack Matis on sight. The only tribe allied to the Matis, the Darkening Sap in the far southeastern corner of the Verdant Heights, are dangerous fanatics who are known to attack non-Matis instead.

Green Seed

Races: Matis, Tryker

Religion: Karavan

Greenseedcamp.jpg

Camp: Majestic Garden (map)

Sacred Sap

Races: Zoraï

Religion: Kami

Sacredsapcamp.jpg

Camp: Fleeting Garden (map)

First Deserters

Races: Matis

Religion: Kami

Firstdeserterscamp.jpg

Camp: Knoll of Dissent (map)

The Arid Matis

Races: Matis

Religion: Karavan

Aridmatiscamp.jpg

Camp: Hidden Source (map)

Oasis Diggers

Races: Fyros

Religion: Karavan

Oasisdiggerscamp.jpg

Camp: Hidden Source (map)

Woven Bridles

Races: Fyros

Religion: Kami

Wovenbridlescamp.jpg

Camp: Hidden Source (map)

Ecowarriors

Races: Tryker

Religion: Kami

Ecowarriorscamp.jpg

Camp: Upper Bog (map)

The Slash and Burn

Races: All

Religion: Karavan

Slashandburncamp.jpg

Camp: Upper Bog (map)

Darkening Sap

Races: Matis

Religion: Karavan

Darkeningsapcamp.jpg

Camp: Heretics Hovel (map)

Sap Slaves

Races: Matis

Religion: Karavan

Sapslavescamp.jpg

Camp: Grove of Confusion (map)

Ancient Dryads

Races: All

Religion: Kami

Ancientdryadscamp.jpg

Camp: Grove of Confusion (map)

See also


Verdant Heights
Home of the Matis
Matis
Regions:
Fleeting Garden Grove of Confusion Heretic's Hovel Hidden Source Knoll of Dissent Majestic Garden Upper Bog
Settlements:
AvalaeDavaeNataeYrkanis
Tribes:
Ancient Dryads Darkening Sap Ecowarriors First Deserters Green Seed Matisian Border Guards Oasis Diggers Sacred Sap Sap Slaves Siblings of the Weeds The Arid Matis The Slash and Burn Woven Bridles