Project Realm. Sculpting the World, Part 23

It has become increasingly difficult to create yet another jungle area and make it distinct from the others. Of course, since they’re close together the islands can have similarities to one another and I do believe I’ve done a fair job at making each island fairly unique, even if jungles have become more dominant on the islands than I had expected (with the exception of the Liones Island). Some inspiration for the Jaguaran Island has come from my idea to have the Jaguaran people be loosely based on the Aztec, the city on the lake being the most visible example of this.


Sculpting the World

4.4.The Jaguaran Island

Map of the Realm (Cat People Archipelago-Jaguaran Island-Highlighted)
Landscape: Extending nearly 900 km from East to West and up to 450 km from North to South, the Jaguaran Island, like the Tigri and Panthera Islands, contains a large amount of dense tropical jungles. Unlike on all other islands, though, a large freshwater lake of 50 by 30 km lies at its the centre. On the lake lies a series of small islands and one large island on which the city of the largest and most powerful Jaguaran clan is built. Other cities are found across the island, with the larger ones in open cleared out areas generally surrounded by the smaller ones more hidden in the jungles. A few rivers run across the island, all of which have their source in the jungles and are connected to neither the sea nor the central lake.

Climate: The climate of the Jaguaran Island is tropical, with high temperatures and humidity throughout the year. The area surrounding the lake, though very similar to the rest is slightly more moderate Precipitation is very common, coming mostly in short heavy showers. During a few months in the year, though, showers take longer and often cause the levels of the lake and the rivers to rise considerably.

Flora & Fauna: Several kinds of of large broadleaved hardwood trees dominate the flora of the Jaguaran Island jungles. Smaller trees, shrubs, bushes and large ferns can be found. Most plantlife in these jungles carries a remarkable variety of fruits, berries and flowers, which are often quite bright and colourful. Tall grass grows along the banks of the rivers and the central lake.

More than on the other three islands, this island’s jungles are quite rich with aerial life. A wide variety of birds inhabit the jungle canopy, the most common among them being quetzal and bird-of-paradise species. Insects – including butterflies, dragonflies and mosquitoes – can also be found in abundance. The parts closer to ground level are mostly inhabited by mammals and reptiles. The mammals include foxes, small deer, mice, monkeys and tapirs – the latter two often found near the rivers. Of the reptiles frogs, turtles and anacondas are primarily found in and around the water while iguanas and various smaller lizards make the trees their home. A number of freshwater fish species, finally, can be found in both the rivers and the central lake.

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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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