Cape Acadia

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  1.   1.  Description
  2.   2.  Subterritories
    1.   2.1  Sugarloaf Resort (New Caledonia)
    2.   2.2  Timber Cove
    3.   2.3  The Bluffs
    4.   2.4  Grindstone Island
  3.   3.  Waterways
    1.   3.1  Gulf of Saint Lawrence
  4.   4.  History
    1.   4.1  Claimed Land
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Region Northern Tides
Subterritories Sugarloaf Resort

Timber Cove
The Bluffs
Grindstone Island

Major Waterways Gulf of Saint Lawrence
Size ?? sq km / ?? sq mi


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1.  Description

Cape Acadia's territories are rocky and maritime, its shores rugged and curved along the salty coast. A multitude of jagged islands juts up from the shallow ocean close to the shores looking across Grindstone Island. To the west, the mainland transitions from rockbound terrain into soft curved hills of spruce and pine. To the west, not too far from the shore, the area becomes more mountainous, housing a long abandoned alpine ski resort and spread out winter vacation homes.

2.  Subterritories

2.1  Sugarloaf Resort (New Caledonia)

An alpine ski resort rests on a mountain ridge in the north; a canine might find their eye drawn there by the line of an inoperable ski lift's poles reaching into the distance. The large ski lodge is mostly picked clean of valuables but provides warmth and shelter for wanderers, and no one can deny that the view from the cabin is beautiful! The slopes are no longer safe for skiing and mountain biking, littered with fallen trees and debris, but one can still walk the trails -- and they might come across the remains of an old alpine slide winding through the forest.

2.2  Timber Cove

Looking across to Grindstone Island is a peaceful cove set against the rocky sides of Cape Acadia. Hidden by a small and tenacious treeline, Timber Cove has long been a haulout and breeding site for a large colony of grey seals and smaller populations of harbor seals. Though they may seem docile or easy to hunt, a less cautious Luperci may find themselves in too deep if they have little experience with these pinnpeds!

2.3  The Bluffs

Enduring constant abuse from marine waves, the shoreline along the Gulf of St. Lawrence has eroded into a series of jagged cliffs jutting steeply out of the sea. Across from the mainland are a series of small, nondescript rock islands which provide a safe haven for migrating seabirds, such as Northern gannets, kittiwakes, black cormorants, silvery gulls, and puffins. Though vegetation is sparse and there is little prey to be found here, The Bluffs provide a view of the ocean that is second to none.

2.4  Grindstone Island

Grindstone Island is an archipelago consisting of four unnamed islands. A quiet, lonely place, the island chain homes many sea birds and provides a suitable place for harp seals to raise their pups, but is otherwise inhabited by few other creatures. With its flat and somewhat barren landscape, outlined by stretches of sandy beaches and eroding sandstone, Grindstone Island may seem fairly useless. However, more adventurous Luperci may find use of the rock salt that can be mined here.

3.  Waterways

3.1  Gulf of Saint Lawrence

The Gulf of Saint Lawrence is a massive gulf to the north, outlet to the Great Lakes to the far south. The gulf borders Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick areas such as Isthmus of Chignecto, and the Cape Breton Peninsula. Only a small part of the Gulf occurs within the playable game areas. Frozen water and ice floes are common in winter; cold water in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence helps to make the temperature of mainland Canada territories and Prince Edward Island consistently colder than much of southern Nova Scotia.

4.  History

4.1  Claimed Land

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