List of 'Souls Landforms
This page lists all major parks, nature preserves, wilderness areas, landforms, regions, valleys, large mountains, and other similar areas within 'Souls.
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- 1. Guidelines
- 2. Northern Tides
- 3. Ashes and Ashes
- 3.1 Death Mountains
- 4. Sticks and Stones
- 5. Seabreeze Brink
- 6. Eastern Rise
- 6.1 Greater Halifax
- 7. Western Tangles
- 8. More Information and Sources
UNOFFICIAL/OUTDATED Landforms Map : Oceanic currents, large bodies of water, and major lakes and rivers (not all lakes rivers, by any shot!) are displayed.
- Note that this is not a comprehensive list; this list only displays major bodies of water, islands, and parks. Things that are too small to go on this page can still go on the Landmarks section of individual territories and subterritories.
- Feel free to include new areas of note, within reason. If it's a seriously tiny stream or a pothole of a lake, don't put it on this main waterways page. Put it instead on the Territory or Subterritory page of that particular area -- it's too small to be included on this "major" page or the regional maps.
- Be careful -- there are a lot of page includes. Don't delete anything you aren't sure of, and be aware of where you are editing. Helpful comments have been included where possible.
- For those who are advanced Wiki editors, the include guidelines are as such:
- This page gets the include. The territory or subterritory page gets the description.
- If a Waterway, Island, or Landform falls over multiple territories (e.g., the Tantramar Marshes in Drifter Bay and The Waste, just put the description wherever it makes the most sense (e.g., Drifter Bay in this case, as Drifter Bay is the larger of the two areas and contains more of the Tantramar Marshes). It really doesn't matter, just make sure you reflect the Waterway, Island, or Landform on both sub/territory pages.
This large area of reserved wild land in the time of the humans now makes up much of the Miramichi Watershed territory. Thick forest is interspersed with more thinly wooded marshes. Much of the area of is prone to flooding, and is interspersed with an innumerable amount of rivers, streams, springs, lakes, ponds, and all manner of other water bodies. Peat moss can be found in abundance in the Canaan Bog area -- along with a wide variety different prey animals.
2.2 Wabanaki Coast
During the time of humanity, those seeking to escape daily life frequented this park's trio of campgrounds, golf course, swimming pool, and of course, the vast number of hiking trails. Now, decades after the apocalypse, the golf course is overgrown and the campgrounds are eerie and deserted; many of the hiking trails have been swallowed by the forest. A vast array of animal and plant species dwell in this territory; fishing is an effective pursuit along the shoreline and in the park's numerous rivers and lakes.
Cape Hopewell is home to a variety of unique geological formations. Large boulders dot the shoreline, often found in sea stacks and other odd formations -- sheer drops and raised beaches are the norm. As any other along the Bay of Fundy, this area boasts an extremely varied tide. Hopewell Cape in particular, however, boasts some of the highest average tidal ranges in the world; the high tide can rise as much as 16 metres (52 ft). During low tide, there is plenty of beach and numerous tidal pools; however, during the high tide, the water comes to the cliff's edge.
3.1 Death Mountains
Cape Breton Highlands
This provincal park is high in the Ashes and Ashes area -- specifically, around the Death Mountains. Notable for its cliffs and mountainous formations even to humans, its vegetation was burned following the 2008 fires.
The Northern Wildwood arm of Prince Edward Island is remote. Consisting of pristine beaches, marshland, and sparse forest, the area is as beautiful as it is difficult to access. Despite its distance from the mainland and difficulty of access, Luperci may find the area a plentiful resource. Northern Wildwood is home to an abundance of wild horses -- there are no fewer than five herds of ten to fifteen horses each roaming the hilly, sparsely forested area outside of the town. More surprising is their quality -- the horses are said to be descendants of the mounted police in the area, as well as those raced in the town of Cavendish Estates. Life in the northernmost extremes of the island has hardened them further -- they are swift-footed and sturdy animals.
The peak, amongst the highest of the Halcyon Mountain range, features a flat cliff. This vantage provides the perfect overlook for the territory.
Kouchibouguac National Park
This park, located in the north of the Isthmus of Chignecto, includes a variety of coastal features. Barrier islands, sand dunes, lagoons, salt marshes and forests create a pristine wilderness area, completely untouched by humanity save for a few hiking trails and former picnic areas (most of which have turned to deer trails and meadows). The Kouchibouguac provides habitat for seabirds, including the endangered Piping Plover. Colonies of Seals also inhabit the park's 25 kilometres (16 mi) of sand dunes.
Cape Enrage is the name given to the southern tip of the peninsula that separates the Shepody Bay and the Cumberland Basin. Cape Enrage derives its name from the large peninsula that extends south into Chignecto Bay. This causes the water off the point to become extremely violent, particularly at half tide when more rocks are exposed and the water is moving quickly.
The Black River Reserve, named for the largest of the reserve's numerous rivers, is located along the Northumberland coast. The shore boasts long and rolling sand dunes, along with small barrier islands. Most of the islands are bare of vegetation and become submerged with the high tide -- both the dunes and the islands provide a home for the Harbor and Gray Seal species. The inland park primarily consists of salt marshes, lagoons and sparse coastal forests. Pines and other hardy sorts of trees out-compete most deciduous trees; thus, the area remains green throughout the winter.
4.4 Arisaig Shoal
Arsiag Provincial Park
This long, narrow provincial park in the Arisaig Shoal territory is situated around the Arisiag Bay. It is notable for its fossil-ridden sea cliffs. Coastal cliffs give way to thin, sandy beaches with gentle coasts. To the north is the the Northumberland Strait; Prince Edward Island is not visible due to distance. Sparse inland forests are mixed deciduous and pine, though the latter dominates nearer to the coastline and the bay.
4.5 Drifter Bay
The Tantramar Marshes are a major region of Nova Scotia and part of New Brunswick. The marshes were primarily used for the growth of hay during the time of the humans; the flat, open land made it perfect for that purpose. Switchgrass and Bluejoint dominate plant growth, along with scraggly Jack Pine trees. This land extends over The Waste, Drifter Bay, and part of the Isthmus of Chignecto.
This sprawling park boasts "unique geological features such as raised beaches, caves and sea stacks." The only buildings in the area—"an interpretation centre, picnic area, washrooms and giftshop"—are clustered together near its entrance; otherwise, this pristine wilderness park bears no evidence of humanity.
This tall cliff provides a spectacular sight of the Bay of Fundy and its shoreline. The vantage point of is breathtaking, and one can see clear across the water to Drifter Bay. If one can find a way down during low tide, they will find a very secluded, narrow beach, with the lands of Cape Split towering above them and the waves of the bay lapping at their feet. During hide tide, this beach is completely underwater.
North Mountain is a narrow southwest-northeast volcanic "mountain" range on the mainland portion of southwestern Nova Scotia. As the mountain is ancient, it does not have the sharp, jagged peaks of younger mountains. On the contrary, this mountain range -- much as its southern neighbor -- has been worn to a round peak. North Mountain stretches from Beast's Grin Peninsula to Whisper Beach. It forms the northern edge of the Annapolis Valley. North Mountain rises dramatically from the Annapolis Valley floor and tapers far more gradually to the north and west where it meets the coast. Many parts of this coast have vertical cliffs rising higher than 30 metres, most notably at Cape Split.
The Annapolis Valley, surrounded on the north and south by "mountains," is a long, thin stretch of land, lush with life. Trees are camouflaged by the thick, soft moss and climbing ivy that grows here, along with the wild remnants of former human farms -- the area was once the most productive farmland in all of Nova Scotia. The entire floor of the ravine is green with moss and fallen leaves. The Annapolis River snakes through the shallow ravine.
This mountain comprises the southern ridge of the Overgrowth Sunrise's Annapolis Valley. South Mountain rises gradually from the Atlantic coast from the Shattered Coast region, stretching north through Ethereal Eclipse and parts of Whisper Beach. As with North Mountain, South Mountain descends sharply at its northernmost edge to form the south wall of the Annapolis Valley. Much like North Mountain, this ridge is almost completely forested.
Tobeatic Game Reserve
The Tobeatic Game Reserve spans over the The Dampwoods and Arachneas Revenge. The clearest difference between these two territories is that Arachnea's Revenge features far more glacial features than the Dampwoods, which has many more rivers and lakes. Nevertheless, all of the Tobeatic has many rivers and lakes. The pristine Acadian forest varies from wetland to woodland, with some scrubland and barrens occurring to the far north of The Dampwoods, close to the base of the Halcyon Mountains.
Kejimkujik National Park
The massive Kejimkujik National Park spans 404 kilometers (251 miles) over the southern half of Nova Scotia, comprising both the Ethereal Eclipse and the Serena Reserve territories. The park consists of two geographically separate properties. The main park, located in the inland areas, is comprised of thick mixed forests, with Pine dominating over other species. The smaller part of the park, the coastal areas along the northernmost ridge of the Kejimkujik, is almost solely pine forest, far thinner than the thick woodland stretching over the center of the park.
The whole of the Kejimkujik -- often abbreviated to Keji -- was once well-marked with various trails, but of course these well-marked hiking routes have decayed into dirt paths and deer trails over the years. A large lake, the Gaspereau, sits within the park's boundary, though it is very near to the southernmost border.
5.4 Shattered Coast
Clam Harbour Reserve
This southerly wilderness reserve is located in the Shattered Coast region. True to its name, clams are found in great abundance along the shoreline and in the brackish water of the river delta.
6. Eastern Rise
6.1 Greater Halifax
Once a land protected by the government, the Chebucto Peninsula has continued to grow. Located just southwest of the city of Halifax, the land stretches on for miles and is home to many species of plants and animals. Although it was inhabited minimally in the past, the remnants of human interference include the old hiking trails that cut through the lands. On the edge of the peninsula, where it meets Halifax, is a golf course, long since reclaimed by nature. The buildings still remain, but the golf course is overgrown and unrecognizable.
The Spear Headlands are just south of Yarmouth. Here, the rocky shore juts proudly above the ocean. Rocky promontories, covered with hardy sea mosses, make up the majority of the shoreline in this coast. A tiny fishing village of ten or eleven homes nestles on the sharpest cliff, its lighthouse dark for many decades. Perhaps the area's most unique feature is its abundance of marine life. Dolphins and whales frequent the waters, while the rough, stony beaches are frequently covered with thousands of barking seals. The abundance of such creatures is likely due to the high populations of lobster, crab, fish, and other sea creatures. Luperci are no strangers to the feasts that can be found in this southerly region.
7.2 Shiloh Hills
This small park nestles near the Shiloh Hills, near to The Trenches areas. It includes Green Rock Island. It is notable for the large bog that spans most of the inland areas; Purple Pitcher Plants are extremely common in this area. Humans formerly used the area for camping and vacation purposes, but most of their buildings have decayed. A former washouse, made of brick, persists near the coast.
- Chebucto Peninsula
- Kejimikujik Lake
- Kejimkujik National Park
- Cape Breton Highlands
- Tobeatic Game Reserve
- Tantramar Marshes
- Cape Chignecto
- North Mountain
- Annapolis Valley
- South Mountain
- Cape Split
- Goldsglen Peak
- Cobequid Pass