Project Realm. Sculpting the World, Part 16

Another region with an ecosystem similar to that of a region on the most Northern island. Thankfully I already had most of the region finished in my mind when I started writing it out today. Furthermore, its two main differences with the Hydra Swamp – the main inhabitants (or lack of Hydras) and the manner in which it came to be (under influence of sapient creatures, rather than through natural causes) – made both writing and distinguishing this not too difficult and simultaneously quite enjoyable. ^_^

Sculpting the World

3.3. Slan Marshes

Landscape: Extending for over 625 km from its Northern borders with the Skink Forests and Pantathiën Lowlands to the Southern coast and for nearly 750 km from the Eastern coast to the Pantathiën Lowlands and Kroxigor Mountains, the Slan Marshes are among the biggest wetlands in the Realm. While at some point in time similar in appearance to the Pantathiën Lowlands, they have been gradually transformed under influence of the Slan, large and highly intelligent anthropomorphic toad mages and the rulers of the cold-blooded peoples. Seeking to make the land more habitable to themselves, the Slan used their magics to turn the former grasslands into the brackish water marshes that still cover the region today. In addition to better habitability and mobility for the Slan, this also resulted in territory that was more difficult to traverse for outsiders and thus more defensible. While Slan live all across the marshes, they have built a mighty stronghold on the Western side of the region, which serves as both the central political and military base of the Lizardfolk.

Climate: The Slan Marshes have a tropical climate and precisely the way the Slan prefer it. Its temperatures are high throughout the year and during both day and night and the humidity levels are without equal on the island. While rainfall does not come as frequently as in the Skink Forests, the difference is fairly small and it still falls in such a way that the water always stands at least several centimeters high.

Flora and Fauna: Life in the Slan Marshes is not as visible as in most other places. The flora mostly consists of low shrubs and sedges as well as several kinds of water flowers, with water lilies being the most common.

Areas across the region borders and those with higher water levels contain small fish and non-sapient frogs and salamanders. Close to the Skink forests, a small population of water foul can be found. Various kinds of insects, including mosquitoes and flies, are found everywhere in the Slan Marshes and are by far the most common animals inhabiting the region. These insects also form the main part of the Slan’s diet.


Ever since a group of shoes held a birthday party a long, long time ago (though in a galaxy not that far away) a little boy’s appreciation for creation was born. And so, throughout the following years shoes partied, a dinosaur travelled through time, oddly shaped football players went on adventures, a young wanderer became a knight, a comedian rose to godhood, Jedi fought an evil empire, a war between cyborg warlords and human-insect hybrids engulfed the world… The boy had learned how with only words on paper (and from times to time a few pictures) he was able to bring people, places, even entire worlds to life. By now that little boy has reached almost the third decade of his life and his love for telling stories has not ceased. And finally, long after he had planned to, he has decided to share these stories with the world. Whether you are a new or already familiar face: welcome to this little archive of mine! This is a place where I will, finally, actually be sharing my writing with others. It will feature pretty much anything I feel like sharing, both old and new stories, fan-fiction and original content, and probably some non-fiction added in at times. So, if you like reading, writing, stories (or me ^_~), drop by, drop a comment (I can’t promise I’ll get back to you quickly, since I’m horrible at that, but I’ll do my best) and, drop it like it’s hot. … Sorry… ^_^; In any case, I hope you’ll enjoy yourself and I look forward to seeing you around!

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Who? Just your average descendant of two sea-faring peoples, recently graduated anthropology Master and aspiring author with a life-long passion for writing.

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