Farandia

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Farandia is a continent full of exotic jungles inhabited by fairies as well as the last place in the world inhabited by Kaiju.

Physical characteristics

Farandia was long thought to be unreachable to the point where many doubted its existence. Maelstroms, hurricanes and sea monsters swirl about the coastlines, but within the eye of the storm is a lush, yet dangerous tropical paradise.

Portals to Farandia exist in the form of mushroom rings, one of which is known to exist in Shuang. The mushroom ring has an identical counterpart in Farandia, and when one steps into the ring, they are transported to the other side. For the longest time, it was thought that Farandia was actually another plane, but the adventures of the Erudite Pioneer proved that Farandia exists in the same world as the other continents of Eidyn and Khyorgan.

Ishfalla

The Ishfalla subcontinent is home to many different fairy clans. It is believed that Kaiju known as the Moth Mothers created this continent. However, only one Moth Mother remains due to being hunted to near extinction by the Giant Rocs.

Roheline Mountain

One of the tallest points in Farandia, Roheline Mountain is home to the Roheline Clan of fairies.

Daisy Lagoons

The Daisy Lagoons is an area consisting of storm drain runoff. It is mostly made up of low lying swamp lands and it comprises of the southern part of Ishfalla.

Mushroom Forest

The Mushroom Forest makes up eastern and northern Ishfalla.

Western Plains

The Western Plains make up western Ishfalla. It mostly consists of wetlands.

Marsh Sea

An area that surrounds the single continent on Ishfalla. The water in this area is shallow and not a true ocean, and is mostly covered in pink algae The Marsh Sea has several islands, the largest of them is the Sunless Isles.

Tangled Island

The Tangled Island is a massive floating island collection of tangled vines and trees wound together like a great knot. There is no solid ground on this island, but it is believed to be the nest of a Giant Roc.

Sunless Isles

The Sunless Isles are found in the shadow of the Tangled Island. As no sunlight ever reaches this area, it remains in permanent darkness. However, the flora around it is bioluminscent which makes many parts brilliantly colored.

Mystic Mires

The Mystic Mires is a subcontinent shrouded in mystery. It is largely considered a forbidden place to go as it is rumored to be cursed. A hermetic giant standing at 340 feet tall lives in an enormous cottage.

Sequoia Isle

An island filled with giant sequoia ents. It is a mostly peaceful island, but should one of the ents be disturbed, they will awake and cause devastation. The Heilinthar are known to have summoned one of these ents using a powerful summoning spell in order to wreck havoc on Leir.

Barrier of Storms

A large barrier of maelstroms, hurricanes and sea monsters surrounds all of Farandia. It was thought to be impassable for a very long time until the Erudite Pioneer somehow managed to get past it. According to legend, it was thought the Barrier of Storms was created by the gods to imprison the Kaiju and the Bargods after their chaos and destruction made it nigh impossible for mortals to live anywhere. While they cannot leave through conventional means, it is not impossible for sorcerers and other powerful wizards to let them to the other side via a summoning spell.

Ecosystem

Farandia has a highly alien landscape. Many plants are either red or yellow in color as opposed to the other continents which are usually green.

Flora

  • Giant mushroom - Giant mushrooms are large fungi that stand 100 feet tall.
  • Daisy Tree - The Daisy Tree is a large pink flower that is spread out to absorb as much sunlight as possible. Due to the magical nature of Farandia, Daisy Trees are capable of movement.
  • Tentatree - A tall tree-like plant whose sticky branches are capable of moving. When a creature gets too close, it grabs it with its sticky tentacles then brings it to the inside of its canopy. At the center of the canopy is a primitive, mouth-like structure which bathes its prey in acid. It mostly feeds on Sprites, but the biggest ones can eat Guardians.
  • Red pitcher plant - Red pitcher plants are carnivorous plants that lure fairies in with a sweet scent. Once they fall into the pitcher-like structure, their magical abilities become neutralized.
  • Cherry stalk - A stalked plant that contains small fruit. It is commonly harvested by fairies.
  • Inkberry - A plant that produces black dye.
  • Farandia saffron - A plant that produces yellow dye.

Fauna

Most predators on Farandia dine on fairies due to their abundance.

  • Farandia frog - The Farandia frog is a predator that commonly preys on pixies by catching them with its tongue.
  • Lampreel - A worm-like creature that swallows prey whole. They also generate silk as a means of shielding themselves.
  • Flying hog - Flying hogs are avian creatures with pig-like snouts. They are herbivorous.
  • Pixeater - Pixeaters are two-legged mammals that use their long tongues to scoop up prey.
  • Vortex lion - Vortex lions are insects which dig holes in the ground, then catch prey by inhaling them into its large mouth.
  • Grubworm - Burrowing worm-like creatures that eat fairies and spit highly corrosive poison.

History

According to fairy legend, Farandia was first created when it was dreamed up by a goddess of pleasure and love named Ishtar. It took physical form, and it was in fact a real location that was far larger than its current incarnation. However, the Shattering made this idyllic world come to an end. Even so, Ishtar's dreams were vivid enough so its raw memories survived the Shattering.

Seeking to recreate this forgotten world, the Moth Mothers chose to give life to a barren continent and a group of moth-like fairies known as the Unelm Clan. Over time, the Unelm Clan evolved and split into multiple other clans each forming their own lifestyles. However, the Giant Rocs would eventually hunt the Moth Mothers to near extinction due to the chaotic nature of the Kaiju and the limited resources.