Frost Reaches

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  1.   1.  Description
  2.   2.  Subterritories
    1.   2.1  Mount Oromocto
    2.   2.2  Bathurst
    3.   2.3  Gaspesia
    4.   2.4  Burnt Church Mountains
  3.   3.  Waterways
    1.   3.1  Gulf of Saint Lawrence
    2.   3.2  Northumberland Strait
  4.   4.  Likely Encounters
  5.   5.  History
    1.   5.1  Claimed Land
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General

Region Northern Tides
Subterritories Mount Oromocto

Bathurst
Gaspesia
Burnt Church Mountains

Major Waterways Gulf of Saint Lawrence

Northumberland Strait

Size ?? sq km / ?? sq mi

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1.  Description

The Frost Reaches are the northernmost parts of 'Souls, consisting of the northern shore bordering the Northumberland strait. This area of the territory is starkly different from the southernmost reaches of Nova Scotia. The land has more in common with tundra and taiga. Consisting primarily of wind-swept forests and plains, the Frost Reaches are nonetheless prime territory for canines. Sparsely populated and consisting of tiny rural communities, this land was forest and prey dominated long before the demise of humanity. It has only flourished in the decades since.

2.  Subterritories

2.1  Mount Oromocto

Mount Oromocto is the highest peak in the province of New Brunswick, dwarfing most of the Halcyon Mountains easily. The mountain is part of the Appalachian chain, and at its summit, a small fire-tower hut still stands, slowly falling into disrepair. Mount Oromocto is the source point for a few rivers and creeks, all of which snake slowly down its side, a few emptying into Grand Lake. There is a clear treeline about halfway up the mountain's face; past this treeline, the Mount Oromocto becomes bald rock and low, hardy shrubbery.

2.2  Bathurst

A cool northerly community. The small town is tucked against the Northumberland Strait; as a result, the area has relatively mild summers and very cold winters. Quaint buildings, influenced by the French, English, and First Nations human residents, stands in poor condition. Wooden structures have suffered more damage than stone, though the reclamation of nature and extensive weathering is apparent everywhere. One of the more interesting human legends surrounding Bathurst is the ghost ship. Almost two centuries have perpetuated the legend -- and somehow, it seems to have carried over to the Luperci. Perhaps this owes to the ghost ship paraphernalia, ranging from the town's welcome sign to two independent trinket shops.

Average New Brunswick flora can be found outside Bathurst with no particular rarities. The only wider variety of flowers are spread within the tangle of overgrowth at the florist in Central Market and only blossom during a small window of early summer weeks of the year. Expectedly, the inner city Bathurst only has a few animals: small birds, squirrels, cats, coons, and the very occasional lost deer. Around the Government Estate where bare forestry is found live fox and a couple bears. There is a family of moose living near the Railyard. For the most part, Bathurst is a safer area for young wolves to adventure, unless they do not watch their step within buildings.

2.3  Gaspesia

Gaspesia is a small piece of the larger Gaspe Peninsula that extends down into the Frost Reaches. It is primarily low, rolling hills, dotted with both sparse and thick forest in places. The Burnt Church Mountains do not quite so much loom to the west, but they are generally visible in the thinly-treed areas in the eastern areas of Gaspesia. The area is home to a flourishing population of deer. Several small rivers and streams course through the area, inevitably emptying into the Northumberland Strait. This makes Gaspesia a fantastic fishing location and a variety of fish can be found between the Red Bank River and its attaching Northumberland Strait near Bathurst.

Gaspesia is home to brilliant autumn foliage and frigid, bitter winters like much of Canada. Most common Canadian flora and fauna can be found in their respective areas. The deer population in this area is particularly large. The reservation is home to batches of wild oregano and tule near the riverbank, most likely planted thick for use by the Mi'kmaq.

2.4  Burnt Church Mountains

The Burnt Church Mountains are a series of low-slung mountains in the northwestern extremes of the Frost Reaches. Though they are unimpressive in height and size, they are nonetheless an interesting feature of the land. Pockmarked by tors they present a jagged appearance, altogether incongruous with their low, worn heights. Several very old, decaying firetowers still stand atop some of the tallest peaks along the mountain. Small icy streams winding through these mountains mark the beginnings of the small rivers that eventually join the Miramichi and flow out into the Bay of Fundy as the Saint John River.

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.

3.2  Northumberland Strait

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.

4.  Likely Encounters

  • Members from Krokar and Sapient are commonly sighted in this region.

5.  History

5.1  Claimed Land

Current

Former

  • Before moving its territory in April 2017, Sapient claimed a larger portion of both Gaspesia and Mount Oromocto but receded from these areas to shift its boundary northward.