List of 'Souls Bodies of Water
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- 1. Guidelines
- 2. Major Oceanic Bodies of Water
- 2.1 Atlantic Ocean
- 2.2 Cabot Strait
- 2.3 Gulf of Maine
- 2.4 Bay of Fundy
- 2.5 Gulf of Saint Lawrence
- 2.6 Fireship Channel
- 3. Inland and Minor Oceanic Bodies of Water
- 3.1 Western Forefront
- 3.2 Northern Tides
- 3.3 Eastern Realms
- 3.4 Sticks and Stones
- 3.5 Seabreeze Brink
- 4. Sources
This page lists all major waterways and bodies of water within 'Souls playable area. Bays, rivers, lakes, oceans, etc.: anything dealing with water can be listed here.
UNOFFICIAL/OUTDATED Landforms Map : Oceanic currents, large bodies of water, and major lakes and rivers (not all lakes rivers, by any shot!) are displayed.
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2. Major Oceanic Bodies of Water
2.1 Atlantic Ocean
The ocean to the east of 'Souls is the North Atlantic, a very cold ocean with some of the saltiest ocean waters in the world. The cold water currents found throughout the Atlantic contribute to Nova Scotia's fogginess. Warm currents come up from the south; cold currents are carried around the Eastern Realms peninsula and flow south. While the Atlantic coast is not subject to the tidal range of the Bay of Fundy, they are rough shores nonetheless. The whole of the coastline is jagged, dotted with peninsulas, bays, inlets, islands, and numerous other coastal features. The Shattered Coast and Quartz Shoreline areas, especially, boast a great number of these coastal features.
Quartz Shoreline Bays
All of the Quartz Shoreline is bay, harbor, inlet, and estuary. Unlike its southerly counterpart the Shattered Coast, this territory does not have especially large bay areas. Instead, the Quartz Shoreline has an incredible myriad of innumerable small bays, few of which have names. Ranging from stony and jagged to smooth and sandy, there is an incredible variety of beaches, salt marshlands, coves, and river outlets along this coast.
- Musquodoboit Harbour
Musquodoboit Harbour is a 10 km long estuary measuring about 2 km wide at its southern end (the mouth) and narrowing to less than 100 m wide at the northern end where the Musquodoboit River discharges into the harbour. The beach here is the longest sandy beach in Nova Scotia. This 5 kilometre long beach was a provincial park and wildlife area in the time of humanity. shorebirds can often be seen during migratory periods.
- Hawbolt Cove
Hawbolt Cove sits to the south of Musquodoboit Harbour, housing the Quartz Barrier Islands of Hemloe, Liscomb, Goose, Barren, and Crooks. Notable for its populations of Shorebirds, Seals, and other coastal life, Hawbolt Cove is an attractive place for Luperci hunters as well as those simply seeking a beautiful beach and accompanying salt marsh.
- Smoke Point
Smoke Point sits quite near to Halifax. With a large, jutting peninsula stretching between two smaller bays on either side, those near the endpoint of land on the peninsula are afforded a view of Halifax -- on clear days. The area is well-named, for the area is typically home to thick, low-lying fogs. Nevertheless, on sunny days, the view is breathtaking and well-worth the sight.
Shattered Coast Bays
The two major Atlantic Ocean bays — Mahoney Bay and Saint Margaret's Bay — make up the shoreline of the Shattered Coast region. Though by no means the only Atlantic-side bays, the Mahoney and Saint Margaret are the largest and most prominent along the oceanic coast.
- Saint Margaret's Bay
The eastern shore of the smaller, more northerly of Shattered Coast's Atlantic bays is formed by the Chebucto Peninsula. The south shore is a long, narrow peninsula that separates the Saint Margaret's Bay from the Mahoney Bay. The bay's shores are mostly rocky, although the head of the bay offers several sandy beaches. Another sandy beach exists on the western shore of the bay. Saint Margaret's Bay, though situated closer to Halifax than Mahoney Bay, was not as populous: this is due to the rockier and more foreboding shorelines of the Saint Margaret.
- Mahoney Bay
The larger bay, Mahoney Bay, "is dotted with innumerable small and medium-sized islands throughout its waters." The bay's geological history differs from its eastern neighbour, St. Margarets Bay, in that Mahoney Bay shows a greater variety of soils and bedrock. Picturesque shorelines, both rocky and sandy in composition, line the entirety of the Mahoney Bay. There are numerous tiny fishing ports, little more than a few docks and a cluster of three or four buildings, scattered all along the edge of this bay. On the westernmost shores of the bay, glacial drumlins aided humans in small-scale farming operations — all of which has fallen silent, of course. In the spring of 2016, a meteor struck off the Atlantic Ocean and expanded the Mahoney Bay. As a result, The Witch's Cauldron was flooded. The Pirata Groto, however, may still yield interesting discoveries.
- Pirata Grotto
The Pirata Grotto is a sub-basin of the larger Mahoney Bay. A partially submerged opening leads way into the Pirata Grotto, a cave well known for it's majestic waters. Inside, the ocean water appears to glow a vibrant blue, even amidst the darkness of the cave. Well beneath the surface lies and opening which allows the sunlight to pour in, illuminating the water to the point that it glows. To the back of the cave is the very thing that gave the Grotto it's name. Remnants of a ship lie in wait, washed up and wedged upon the rocks, rumored to have once been the ship of a band of Pirates. While it seems almost impossible to gain entrance to Pirata Grotto, if one waits until low tide, the ocean washes away, revealing a small path of rocks that lead safely into the cave.
- Pirata Grotto
2.2 Cabot Strait
The Cabot Strait is a strait in eastern Canada. This strait separates the northernmost playable game areas -- the Eastern Realms peninsula -- from the large island to the far north (Newfoundland and Labrador). The Cabot Strait is the widest of the three outlets for the Gulf of Saint Lawrence into the Atlantic Ocean at approximately 110 kilometres (68 miles) wide. Only a very small area of the Cabot Strait is included in playable game areas.
The Lightning Bay territory's strange, curled shape extends around the outside of the small bay that houses Thunder Island. Lightning Bay is a treacherous territory, covered with sharp, slippery rocks. Small caves and alcoves litter spaces between the rocks, safe havens during low tide... but death traps during high tide. The rocks are scarred with burn-marks and the sand seems several shades too dark, as Lightning Bay was quite close to the epicenter of the fire. The beach here is rougher, made of a larger, less fine grain than the sands of the more eastern areas of Devil's Shoreline. A large sand bar runs from the end of Lightning Bay almost all of the way over to Thunder Island. One can get to Thunder Island this way without ever getting more than one's knees wet.
2.3 Gulf of Maine
The Gulf of Maine sits off of the Atlantic Ocean and is quite expansive, containing within it the majority of oceanic waterways along the southwestern coasts of 'Souls, including the Bay of Fundy. Because of its influence by the Labrador Current, the waters in the gulf are colder and more nutrient-rich than those that can be found further south and off board. Though rocky rather than sandy, the coastline of the Gulf of Maine is still quite scenic and provides an abundance of different types of fish and other sea life.
Originating from the mouth of Penobscot River, this inlet of the Gulf of Maine stretches from Searsport to Freetown and includes several unnamed islands. With its diverse sea life, fishing and shellfish gathering are commonplace in the bay and Luperci are likely to find their efforts handsomely rewarded if they are willing to take the time to do so.
2.4 Bay of Fundy
The Bay of Fundy is a large bay of the Atlantic Ocean and part of the Gulf of Maine, separating Nova Scotia from New Brunswick. The bay has a tremendous effect on both provinces coastlines and climates. The upper part of the bay splits into Chignecto Bay in the northeast and the Minas Basin in the east, past Cape Split the Whisper Beach area.
Tides of the Bay of Fundy
The Bay of Fundy has an extreme range of tide; the highest tidal surge ever recorded occurred in the Minas Basin, a northeastern part of the bay. The water level rose 21.6 metres (70.9 feet). The tides in the Bay of Fundy are semidiurnal (tides that have two highs and two lows each day). The height that the water rises and falls to each day during these tides are approximately equal. There are approximately six hours and thirteen minutes between each high and low tide.
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Features of the Bay of Fundy
Much of the coastline of the bay varies with the tide. Muddy and marshy mudflats contrast against sharply-rising coastal cliffs by low tide. However, the land becomes starkly different during the high tide: the headlands and cliffs disappear, and the water rushes right up to the land.
One of the bay's unique features occurs in rivers that drain into the bay. Tidal bores are common with each change of the tide; tidal bores are "a tidal phenomenon in which the leading edge of the incoming tide forms a wave (or waves) of water that travel up a river or narrow bay against the direction of the river or bay's current."
Additionally, the Bay of Fundy is home to an interesting geologic feature, the Cape Hopewell rock formations, near Saint John. Lastly, much of the water in the Bay of Fundy -- especially within the Minas Basin and Chignecto Bay -- is brown due to large amounts of suspended silt.
Sub-Basins of the Bay of Fundy
Chignecto Bay is long, narrow sub-basin of the Bay of Fundy. It extends far inland into the Isthmus of Chignecto area. Wabanaki Coast is to the west and Drifter Bay sits to the east. The Chignecto Bay itself has two separate sub-basins: the Cumberland Basin sits to the east, and the Shepody Bay sits to the west.
- Cumberland Basin
Although the Cumberland Bay's waters are no less dangerous than neighboring Shepody bay, the Cumberland is comparatively calmer. The shoreline is less muddy and more rocky, though copious mudflats are still found throughout the area. The area around the Cumberland Basin was more heavily populated in the time of humanity; the heart of suburban Amherst surrounds the basin.
- Cape Enrage
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.
- Shepody Bay
Shepody Bay extends far inland. It consists of 77 km2 of open water and 40 km2 of mudflats, with 4 km² of saline marsh on the west. Eroding sand and gravel beaches covering an area of approximately 1 km2 on the eastern shore. A huge number of Shorebirds and other coastal life can be found all along the Shepody Bay. The bay and much of the immediate surrounding coast was designated as a bird preserve and protected wilderness prior to the demise of humanity. Beyond the preserve, the ruins of Amherst's rural outskirts, primarily former farming and fishing villages, huddle against the tide and wind.
The Minas Basin is the easternmost area of the Bay of Fundy. Drifter Bay sits to the north, with The Dampwoods and Whisper Beach to the south. The Minas Basin is defined by the huge headland area in Whisper Beach, known as Cape Split; a narrow channel, known as the Minas Channel, separates the Minas Basin from the rest of the Bay of Fundy.
Sediments in the basin, which are brought in and deposited by tides, range from coarse sand to fine silt and clay -- and contribute to the thick, brown color of the waters. No other coastal marine area has such a large proportion of its floor exposed at low tide. This results in large mudflats at low tide, consisting of thick, sinking bay mud (thick deposits of soft, unconsolidated silty clay, which is saturated with water -- often running) that can easily trap a canine, horse, or other heavy creature.
- Minas Channel
Though one can view the opposite shore from Cape Split on a clear day, the extreme volume of water flowing through the narrow point of the deep, 5-kilometre (3.1 mi) -wide channel Minas Channel makes for incredibly dangerous tides. At mid-tide, the currents exceed 8 knots (4-metre (13 ft) per second). The flow on the north side of Cape Split equals the combined flow of all the rivers and streams on Earth together (about 4-cubic-kilometre (0.96 cu mi) per hour.).
- Southern Bight
The southerly area of the Minas Basin, the Southern Bight, has Overgrowth Sunrise to the west and Whisper Beach to the east. The Southern Bight is 59% estuary mudflats, 34% marine flatlands, 7% salt marsh, and less than 1% sandy beach.
- Cobequid Bay
The small, narrow piece of the larger Minas Basin that extends into The Waste. The Cobequid Bay, similar to the Shepody Bay in the Chignecto Bay, receives the brunt of the Bay of Fundy's tides. The coastlines are sharp, stark headlands that rise over mudflats -- or just barely contain the baywaters, depending on the tide.
2.5 Gulf of Saint Lawrence
The Shattered Coast bays
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.
Malpeque Bay is located in the north of Prince Edward Island, opening out onto the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The bay is most notable for almost dividing the province of Prince Edward Island almost in half. A thin isthmus occupied by the parts of the city of Summerside separates Malpeque Bay from Bedeque Bay on the island's south shore. Malpeque Bay has several islands located along its northern border as well as entirely within the bay itself.
The shallow Northumberland Strait separates Prince Edward Island from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. The shallowness of the strait's waters results in very warm summer water -- the Strait has some of the warmest ocean water temperatures on the Atlantic coast north of Virginia. In the winter, however, cold water flowing in from the Gulf of Saint Lawrence cools the water quickly. This is one of the areas within 'Souls playable areas to freeze and display coastal sea ice in winter. Though the channel may freeze entirely, the ice is rarely solid enough to walk across safely.
Central and western coasts of the strait, such as the Isthmus of Chignecto and Aelcrest Shore, as well as the entire south and eastern shore of Prince Edward Island, consist of sandstone. Much of these coasts are beautiful sandy beaches with gentle tides, a stark contrast to the harsh Bay of Fundy coastline to the south. These areas had minimal coastal development in the time of humanity.
By contrast, the easternmost shores of Ashes and Ashes and the northwestern shores of the Nova Scotia peninsula, such as east Aelcrest Shore, Withered Realms, and west Blacklands are dominated by granite and sedimentary rocks. These easterly areas, although not heavily populated, were home to a number of rural human fishing villages. The largest such village, Bathurst, sits on the western end of the strait with easy access to the Gulf of Saint Lawrence to the north.
2.6 Fireship Channel
Fireship Channel is the northernmost arm of the Northumberland Strait around the areas of Bathurst and the North Shore. This area of the Strait is generally unremarkable from the rest with the exception of the phenomenon that occurs on its water. The Fireship, more commonly referred to as the Chaleur Phantom, is a ghost light (an unusual visual phenomenon) occasionally seen on the bay. The Fireship takes the form of an arc of light, usually seen before a storm. Its cause is unknown, but speculation includes rotting vegetation, undersea releases of natural gas, and St. Elmo's Fire. The phenomenon is a source of numerous rumors and tales; it has been said to appear as a flaming three-mast galley, hence its name. One version of the ship's origin tells of a group of pirates who aggressively attacked what appeared a wealthy woman, only to have killed a witchdoctor in disguise. With her dying words she cast a curse upon them: "For as long as the world is, may you burn on the bay." This legend may be reason for the many rumors that ghosts have been seen wandering the docks, including men aflame, but such things certainly cannot be confirmed.
- The Fireship Channel is home to many ghost stories and sightings.
Prince Edward Island Bays
These bays occur to the south of Prince Edward Island, in the Northumberland Strait.
- Hillsborough Bay
The Hillsoborough Bay, the largest in Prince Edward Island, reaches as far inland as Charlottetown. The Conway Narrows, the estuaries of three large rivers, flows out into the Hillsborough Bay from Charlottetown. A smaller sub-basin to the south and west, St. Eleanor Bay, is dotted with many summer cottages.
- Bedeque Bay
Bedeque Bay is a rather wide, small bay on the southern shore of Prince Edward Island. Though not very notable otherwise, Bedeque Bay (with the more northerly Malpeque Bay) nearly separates Prince Edward Island in half.
- Abegweit Passage
Abegweit Passage is the narrowest part of the Northumberland Strait, comprising the 13-kilometre (8 mile) wide portion between Cape Tyron in Prince Edward Island and the coast of the Colchester Quarter in New Brunswick. Tidal currents in this area can reach up to 4 knots. Though this appears to be the easiest place to cross over, the speed of the current makes it a little more dangerous than it appears. One is safer crossing further west along the Strait.
3. Inland and Minor Oceanic Bodies of Water
3.1 Western Forefront
Saint Croix Highlands
Saint John River
This huge river trails across the easternmost section the Western Forefront territories, creating the border between this region and its neighbor, the Northern Tides. Saint John River is fed by a large number of smaller rivers, streams, and creeks -- even the larger Miramichi contributes to its outflow. In the lower sections in the broad floodplain around Saint John, flooding may occur during late spring from the sheer volume of water which must make its way through the narrow gorge at the Reversing Falls.
The tidal inflow in the Bay of Fundy forces the flow of water in the Saint John river against the downstream river current. In the spring freshet, however, the Bay's tides are frequently overpowered by the downstream volume of water -- thus, the "reversing" of the Reversing Falls does not always occur. The rapids, or "falls", are created by a series of underwater ledges which roil the water in either direction. These rocks are a significant navigation hazard, despite the depth of water.
Saint John's Chokehold
Unique in its appearance, Saint John's Chokehold is the result of a meander or an anabranch forming two small river islands before reconnecting with the main stem of the Saint John River. The islands themselves are sparsely forested, with vegetation and thickets of trees capable of surviving the flooding that this area frequently endures. The watercourse at Saint John's Chokehold is generally tranquil, and allows for decent fishing, though this can change quickly during the spring melt and periods of heavy rain.
As the name suggests, Limerick Triplets is a trio of small lakes situated to the north of Saint John's Chokehold. Sitting in the low-lying plains of Branta Stretch, the land surrounding the lakes is relatively marshy and soft. This provides an abundance of diversity in the types of plants and animals that can be found in this area.
Moosehead Lake is the largest and most prominent body of water located in Branta Stretch. Stretching nearly 50 miles (80.4 kilometers) north from Saint John's Chokehold, Moosehead Lake (along with the Saint John River to the south) marks the border between the Western Forefront and the Northern Tides. It is a clear and peaceful lake, with a plentiful population of fish for those inclined to hunt its waters. In the southeastern quadrant of Moosehead Lake sits a small, round island called River Dog Island for the family of otters that can be found there.
3.2 Northern Tides
Grand Lake is the largest lake in the Northern Tides region. Its shores are dotted with the remnants of small villages of beach cottages, many of which depended on the fishing economy in the lake for sustenance. The northern shore is barren and bare, razed of trees during the time of humanity. Explanation for the peculiar baldness of the north coast lies with the sawmill also present on the same shore. Much of the machinery is damaged beyond repair, and many smaller outbuildings of the sawmill complex have completely collapsed.
The Miramichi River refers to a collection of rivers: there are Little and Big Miramichi Rivers, as well as the Northwest Miramichi and Southeast Miramichi. Many tributaries are in the Miramichi Watershed areas, but several streams and one Miramichi River (perhaps the Southeast or the Little Eastern -- no one is quite sure) cuts through the Miramichi Valley. The thickest part of the river takes a turn into the flatlants of the River of Fire and finally meanders south to the larger Saint John River. It is a meandering river, with very slow-moving waters. Much of its downstream waters are muddied, thickened with the silt and sediment picked up throughout its vast headwaters.
The Bartibog River is a tributary of the Miramichi River, rising in the northeast of the Miramichi Watershed. It flows east and south into the Miramichi. Where the two rivers meet, a small community (also bearing the name Bartibog) nestles on the peninsula behind the rivers' meeting point. The town poorly situated -- since the time of humanity, at least half of it has sunk back into the mud. Half-drowned houses stand nearest to the meeting point of the Miramichi and the Bartibog, though the northern half of the town is still dry as of yet. Outside of this community, the Bartibog River watershed is entirely rural, dominated by forests and small farms.
- Moody's Point
The promontory on the east bank of the Bartibog River, across from the town of Bartibog proper, is called Moody's Point. It is the location of one of the oldest Roman Catholic Churches in the area, dating from the 1850s. The stone church is well-situated to avoid flooding, though its stones are damp and its air is generally humid.
3.3 Eastern Realms
The Yawrah River begins in the upper parts of the Acheron Peak area, fed by the Tranquil Springs. It snakes down through the mountains and flows across much of the Cape Breton Peninsula, picking up several smaller creeks and streams through its long course.
Its currents are lazy and mild, with little force to them. The danger in the Yawrah is its width. Broad, flat floodplains expand all around the river, which is itself incredibly wide. The territory surrounding the Yawrah River, once green and lush, has become flat and dreary, comprised primarily of floodlands. The trees once lining the river’s borders have been swept away, leaving the soil loose and free to erode. The once quick, clear Yawrah has become muddy and even stinking in the northerly parts, tainted sulphur in the Bonefire caves. Clean water from its many estuaries is enough to purify it in the south.
In the south, however, the floodplains are even wider, and the river slows to a crawl, dominated by the invasive Fanwort plant, a foreign invader to Nova Scotia's soil. Nevertheless, there is still evidence of fish life beneath the surface, and Ospreys and Bald Eagles, fisher-birds, are sometimes seen circling the muddy river, still capable hunters despite the change in the river. Other water-dwelling birds are often seen along the river, though not in any plentiful manner.
Sosye River Basin and Swamp Sosye
3.4 Sticks and Stones
Black River Reserve
The narrow Black River cuts through the Black River Reserve. It is fed by the numerous marshlands through the area. A "young" river, the Black River is deceptively deep -- and it runs very quickly, making for a somewhat dangerous river in some places. The fast-moving currents within the river carry its water out and into the Brule Bay on the Northumberland Strait.
The Pictou River runs over Halcyon Mountain. Cold and fresh water springs forth from somewhere deep within the mountain. During the course of its downstream travel, the river meets a sharp cliff face; it falls well over thirty feet into a deep pool below. The river continues downstream before doing the very same thing over again. This pattern repeats four times down the stretch of the mountain, with rolling and rocky cliffs on either side of the waterfall the whole way down. The lowest waterfall is the only one that is safe to jump, as the drop is a mere ten feet and the pool at the bottom is the largest, but the rest are no less picturesque for their danger.
The Pictou River cuts a swift course between the Isthmus of Chignecto and Drifter Bay, separating the two territories as it travels southward to empty into the Bay of Fundy in the Minas Channel. Due to its location, the lower parts of the river experience a severe tidal bore. The water rushes against the current for a good distance up the Pictou; the lowermost parts of the river are heavily salted and close to brackish for much of the day.
This glacial lake is located in the northern part of Drifter Bay. Newville Lake nestles into a low and rolling hill, almost perfectly rounded yet created by nature and not man. At one point in time, the humans living in the Millstone Village area used this as a water supply; a rugged and ill-kept path leads from the village to this lake.
Nestled close to the center of the Drifter Bay territory. It is a wide-mouthed bay, with only a gentle inward curve of land to suggest a bay. Like much of the coast of the Bay of Fundy, Parrsboro Harbour is subject to the extreme tides found throughout the area. However, it is unique in that the habour almost completely empties on low tide. One is ill-advised to travel too deep into the muck: it is very deep and very easy to get trapped, which can, of course, be fatal with an incoming tide.
Grotto dei Avernus
The especially rainy second half of of 2009 caused extensive flooding to parts of The Waste. When the floodwaters receded, they caused some erosive damage to the land, revealing hot springs. The area is always muggy and far warmer than the surrounding areas, heated by the earth itself, and a thick fog clings around the springs themselves during the winter, and the area is remarkably humid during the summer. The waters temperature hangs at around 75°F/24°C, though it varies depending on how much rainwater pools in. This is one of only a few hotspring areas in Nova Scotia.
3.5 Seabreeze Brink
The meandering Salmon River runs through The Dampwoods and parts of The Waste. The river itself is wide and rather shallow in most places, with a lazy and slow current throughout its journey through Drifter Bay. It has rather wide and fertile delta, though of course nothing was built upon it in the humans' time for the extreme tides found in the Bay of Fundy. This is evidenced every day by the tidal bore that travels up the Salmon River, literally reversing the flow of the river closest to the ocean.
Dollar Lake is an eerie sight. Its waters are a lurid blue, its color almost unnatural. Though perfectly safe to drink, some canines scorn the water as tainted. The lakeside beaches of Dollar Lake were widely renowned as vacationing areas in the time of humanity. Nestled deep into the woods, with its strange colored water -- Dollar Lake continues to be a destination for the more adventurous canines.
The Kennetcook, a swift river that picks up many of the streams and rivulets within the The Dampwoods, cuts through limestone close to the coast. Its currents are much swifter near its outflow in the western part of the Whisper Beach area, east of the Southern Bight. Fast currents aside, the Kennetcook still experiences the tidal bore common among the Bay of Fundy's rivers. Salmon frequent the Kennetcook when spawning.
Nestled in the southern end of the Quartz Shoreline territory are a cluster of lakes, their size ranging from puddle to vast expanse. Rivers and streams snake between the various bodies of water, feeding into one another and eventually emptying into the Atlantic Ocean. On a few of the larger lakes, tiny rural communities slowly decay into the encroaching forests; some are little more than stone foundations and piles of wood. Overgrown dirt roads connect these tiny villages to larger asphalt roadways, though even these are cracking and wearing under the pressure of decades.
Indian Harbour Park
This is the name for a cluster of seven small lakes very close to the base of Halcyon Mountain. A tiny rural community, little more than a small trailer park and a few decaying permanent buildings, nestles between two of the lakes.
Along the coastline of the Quartz Shoreline is an area where the ocean seems more lively than most. As the ocean waters recess with the tide, small pockets of seawater remain along the edge of the rockier portions of Jack's Cove's beach. These pools teem with marine organisms of all sorts, from crabs and fishes and clams to barnacles and urchins. Luperci seeking an easy meal would do well to visit the tiny cove, though adults and puppies alike can enjoy splashing through the pools. They range in shallowness from no higher than the toes to deeper than the chest, depending on the depth and composition of the rocks and sand beach.
The harbour is largely formed by a drowned glacial valley which succumbed to sea level rise since glaciation. The Bedford River now empties into the upper end of the harbour in Bedford Basin; however its original river bed extends throughout the length of the harbour and beyond. Deep vessels were once forced to use the main channel into the harbour, which runs on the west side of McNabs Island, for entryway. The west entrance point marking the beginning of the inner approach using this channel is located near Chebucto Head, approximately 12 kilometres (7 mi) south of the limit. This limitation would inhibit Luperci sailors, as well -- the chance of running aground in the eastern passageway are far higher due to continuous silting and shallower waters.
Part of Halifax Harbour, The Arm measures approximately 3.5 km (2.1748) in length and 0.5 km (.3 miles) in width and defines the eastern side of the Halifax Harbour, facing the ocean. The Mi'kmaq Nation called this water body "Waygwalteech" which translates to "salt water all the way up" -- an apt description, as the entirety of the harbour is at least brackish, if not salty seawater. Much of the shoreline of the Northwest Arm is fronted by private residences.
Royal Navy Dockyard
This large dockyard and ship repair point sits within the arm, protected from the ocean by a number of small islands as well as manmade military forts. Once a strategic location for Canada's defense, the dockyard has begun to fall into disrepair, as with much else around it. Part of the dockyard has flooded over completely, and at least one massive navy ship has collapsed in its dry bay.
The small passageway between Halifax Peninsula and Dartmouth, the Narrows are the slimmest part of the harbour. The Narrows are treacherous to navigate by ship, especially for Luperci sailors with rudimentary technology and ships. Two suspension bridges extend over the harbor waters in The Narrows, the Angus in Thornhill District and the McKay in Rockingham.
The A. Murray MacKay Bridge was locally known as "the new bridge." It was is the second suspension bridge linking the Halifax Peninsula with Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and opened on July 10, 1970. The four-lane bridge features four highways, clearing 55meters (181 feet) at its highest point over the water. Constructed of greenish steel, the McKay bridge is newer and clearly better maintained than its older sibling bridge, the Angus.
Bedford Basin is a large enclosed bay, forming the northwestern end of Halifax Harbour. The lands surrounding the basin are heavily developed with the only significant greenspace remaining being along the northeastern shore. The south shore of the basin at Fairview Cove hosts one of Halifax's two container terminals as well as Nova Scotia's largest railway yard, Rockingham Yard. Four small coves dot the shores of the basin, home to a number of sprawling residential homes.
This long river drains from the Sable Lake. Most of its long course bends northward to its mouth in the Minas Basin in Whisper Beach, but its meandering course brings it through the outskirts of Greater Halifax to collect the waters of the aforementioned lake, as well as several small streams and rivulets running through the suburban and rural areas of Greater Halifax.
This large lake sits in Greater Halifax, close to the harbor and in an area well-trafficked by humans prior to the apocalypse. The lake is drained by the Sable River via a small connecting stream. Its sandy shores are picturesque, and it is surrounded by what was once a sprawling recreational park. The lake now supports a large population of Songbirds as well as Birds of Prey. The surrounding forest and small patch of wilderness have an impressive array of small prey animals for being situated in the midst of suburbia.
The Annapolis River runs through the Overgrowth Sunrise area, flowing down from the South Mountain area and down the Annapolis Valley. The river flows through some of the most productive agricultural land in all of Nova Scotia. The Annapolis River is a broad and slow-moving river with sediment-rich waters. The area near its headwaters were heavily populated in the time of humanity, including nearby Berwick and Wolfville. Eventually, the river winds its way through rural Beast's Grin Peninsula before emptying into the Annapolis Basin.
This long, snaking river meanders between its source on the North Mountain near Berwick to its mouth near Wolfville on the Minas Basin. As most rivers that drain into the Bay of Fundy, it is subject to extreme tides and experiences a tidal bore.
The Petite Riviere is contained entirely within the Shattered Coast region. This slow-moving river collects inflow from various lakes and streams from the surrounding highlands, and the river in turn drains into the Saint Croix. Three of the lakes on the Petite Riviere are the only known freshwater habitat of the Atlantic Whitefish.
Saint Croix River
The Saint Croix collects the Petite Riviere's flow, along with numerous other small rivers and streams from the Ethereal Eclipse and surrounding Shattered Coast territory. This quick-moving, wide river is dotted with various mills and leftovers from humanity. Several small dams, most no longer functioning, and other manmade structures dot its course, especially approaching the Atlantic Ocean.
This lake, the largest freshwater lake within the playable game area, sits in a small glacial valley. The picturesque nature of Rabbit Lake resulted in its designation as a protected area even in the time of humanity. After the apocalypse, the land flourished as it had for centuries before. Much of the surrounding valley is home to Moose, Shrews, and Voles. Low shrubs and Black Spruce trees are more plentiful than other plants, but white and red Oaks are slowly beginning to grow.
The lake's waters are pristine and clear, fed by a number of streams which course through the hills and drain out of the lake in the large, broad Medway River. The rolling, sparsely forested hardwood hillocks of the Shiloh Hills surround the wide waters of the lake. Despite the picturesque nature of Rabbit Lake, its size can allow strong winds to whip over the surface of the lake. This phenomenon, combined with numerous submerged trees and rocks and a somewhat variable water level, can make the Rabbit extremely dangerous for canoes and small boats.
The Gaspereau is a large lake in the southern region of Ethereal Eclipse, part of the Kejimkujik. This is one of the larger lakes in Nova Scotia. It drains into a river by the same name, which slices through the Shattered Coast territory and flows into the Atlantic. During the spring, the Alewife fish migrates from the ocean up the Gaspereau River; these fishes then spawn in the shallow waters of Gaspereau Lake. A dam where the Gaspereau River drains the lake contains a fish ladder (a structure on or around artificial barriers [i.e., dams and locks] to facilitate fishes' natural migration).
Within the Ethereal Eclipse forest lies Oberon’s Spring, a wonderful fishing spot. The water in the spring is consistently clear and cold, even during the hottest of summer days. The fresh spring empties out into a small stream that slowly winds it’s way towards the Gaspereau Lake. The creek and stream are home to large populations of Northern Crayfish, an invasive species introduced in the time of humanity. Though the crustaceans have not spread to other waterways as of yet, they are very populous in the spring and the surrounding creeks.
The lowest land in the area, Mersey Cove once collected from the Mersey River before the 2016 meteor strike. A former meadow-turned-floodplain, Mersey Cove started out as a lagoon that filled with water and finally refused to drain. Following the meteor, it became a lake but as the land continued to settle, the lake sunk into the ocean to form its current incarnation as a cove.
In the aftermath of the November 2022 tremors, it has since became a bay.