Fully describing every geographical feature of a world is not always easy, and this supplement provides 100 different wilderness locations that can be dropped in. The locations are intended to be placed in cold and arctic climes, and range in size from small locations up to oceans, from plains to mountains.
Each location is given a name that it would be known by and also some details on what makes this location unique or interesting, which tends to be related to the name.
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Here are some sample results:
Glimmering Valley: Three sides of this cove valley are surrounded by steep walls of rock, with only a narrow gap between the protruding ridges allowing access in the fourth side. The rock is frequently covered in snow and ice, and when the sun rises in the morning the light catches the ice on the sides and minute ice crystals in the air, causing the valley to look as if it is filled with glimmering motes of light. A beautiful show, but one that can be dazzling if stared at for too long.
Graven River: This river is usually dry and water only fills it when the winter snows start to melt. When the river is dry, the rocks on the bed can be more easily seen. Most are normal but the river takes its name from the unusual boulders that do not appear to match the other rocks of the area. These boulders have strange markings on them that appear to have been carved into the rock rather than formed naturally, although if they are a language it isn’t one easily recognised.
Gypsum River: The water of this river has a strong mineral taste that is unpleasant on the tongue but not dangerous to drink. There are usually small bits of ice on the river’s surface but the mineral content means that the river only tends to freeze over in the coldest of winters. This makes it a popular water source for animals, both predator and prey, and travellers, as it is one of the few places almost guaranteed to have water.
Hell’s Beach: This beach is covered in several layers of cobbles. The cobbles are blackened and cracked, as if they were exposed to extreme heat. The beach and the nearby water, always remain free of frost, ice and snow, no matter what the temperature and even if everything else in the area is buried several feet deep in snow. The cobbles do not feel noticeably warm to the touch, nor does the temperature of the beach feel any warmer than it should but, somehow, they keep water from freezing.
Heresiarch’s Hogbacks: These high, stony and very cold mountains are where the leader of a heresy and his closest acolytes fled after he was defeated in a conflict with the adherents of the mainstream religion and most of his followers were wiped out. The cold, stony mountains have very little in the way of game or edible food, and it is believed that the heretics died out quickly after they arrived, as none were ever seen again.
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