Project Realm. Sculpting the World, Part 18

Yeah, dinosaurs! Yes, that’s pretty much what the Wild Lizards are. ^_^ I love dinosaurs and I did initially intend to go more into detail on the Wild Lizards themselves and their various species. Unlike the earlier Hydras and sabre-toothed tigers, though, there are several species I’d have to work out (as you might have deduced from the descriptions, there are at least those based on the ankylosaurus, triceratops and stegosaurus) and I want to give them all proper attention. I’ll probably get to that at some later point, but right now it’ll be restricted to a bit more general information. I hope you’ll enjoy it nonetheless. ^_^

Oh, and as you might have noticed, I’ve edited the map a bit to make to Valley’s Northern borders be at the Serpent river, rather than smack-dab in the middle of the land, to make them a bit more natural. I’ll be editing the main map for the Island of the Cold-Blooded soon after.

Sculpting the World

3.5. Valley of the Wild Lizards
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Landscape:Extending for 250 to 500 km from the Kroxigor Mountains up North to the Pantathiën Lowlands’ Serpent River and for almost 500 km from the Serpent Well to the Western coast, the Valley of the Wild Lizards is mostly a lush outstretched hilly grassland with several small lakes spread across the region. Lying at the foot of the Kroxigor Mountains, it is the only region of the island that does not contain sapient life and is home to the Wild Lizards, massive non-sapient lizards who have lived on the island longer than anyone can remember.

Climate: The Valley of the Wild Lizards has a subtropical climate and is more hospitable than the the other regions on the island. Its temperatures are fairly high throughout the year, but it hardly ever becomes truly hot. Rainfall is present throughout the year, occurring not as commonly as in the bordering Pantathiën Lowlands, but more than in the Kroxigor Mountains.

Flora and Fauna: The valley consists mostly of hilly grasslands. Low grass is the most common plant life found there, but in addition to this the region is rich in other plant life that feeds the animals inhabiting it. Large broad-leaved trees, ferns and shrubs and found all across the region, usually in small patches.

The various species of Wild Lizards are the sole animal inhabitants of the valley. At one time they lived all across the island, but when the sapient Lizardfolk began to become more numerous and started to expand their territory, the Wild Lizards were driven out of their habitat. Because of loss of habitat and continuously being hunted, by the Kroxigor in particular, they almost became extinct, but the Slan eventually prevented this. They brought the surviving Wild Lizards together in the region now known as the Valley of the Wild Lizards and declared the region off-limits to all but the Slan and those with official permission from the Slan. Their reasons, though, appear not so much altruistic as the Wild Lizards are used as the Slan’s personal battle and transport beasts. This is reflected in the Wild Lizards that are used and survive to this day, which all possess powerful and deadly attributes, including natural armour, horns, tail clubs or spines, or a combination of any of these. Currently all Wild Lizards are herbivores, but carnivorous types are said to have lived in older times. It is speculated that the Slan considered those creatures too dangerous and difficult to handle and did nothing to stop their extinction. While their numbers have decreased tremendously since the old times they still have a rather thriving population.

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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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