Monday, January 2, 2012
The Great Central Plain
The Great Central Plain is a geographical region approximately 520 kilometers north to south, and 540 kilometers east to west. The plain forms a vast, shallow bowl with Lake Uruk at its lowest, central point, about 75 meters above sea level. The plain rises gradually in all directions, to the Borderlands, which stand about 100 meters above sea level. The plain is occasionally broken by low rolling hills, kettle lakes and boggy marshes. Lake Uruk is fed by three shallow rivers that originate in the Borderlands, and numerous streams from springs in the plain itself.
The plain is home to the Kingdoms of Uruk, whose settlements are usually found in the hilly areas or near springs. The Great Central Plain is taboo to the Gnomes.