Gaspesia

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  1.   1.  Description
  2.   2.  Landmarks
    1.   2.1  Metepenagiag Mi'kmaq Reservation (SP)
    2.   2.2  Augustine Mound (SP)
    3.   2.3  Demon's Run (SP)
    4.   2.4  Striken Grove (SP)
    5.   2.5  Iridescent Meadow (SP)
  3.   3.  Waterways
    1.   3.1  Red Bank River (SP)
  4.   4.  History
    1.   4.1  Claimed Land
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General

Region Northern Tides
Territory Frost Reaches
Major Waterways Northumberland Srait
Size ?? sq km / ?? sq mi

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1.  Description

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.  Landmarks

2.1  Metepenagiag Mi'kmaq Reservation (SP)

The former home of the Mi'kmaq for over 3000 years, the reservation houses the Augustine Mound and a quaint, two-room museum in a wooden cabin. Creatures able to read will find a small library of relevant books within the museum, and many of its old standing displays are in decent condition although only a few trinkets like clay beads and jars remain in the shattered display cases. A few colored tapestries still hang on the inner walls. Outside, the natural deterioration of manmade additions over time to the reserve has unearthed a few buried trinkets of the ancestors. A few tee-pees, once for visitors to enter and glance through, have collapsed but are still present and can still be picked through. The reservation has a very solemn, serious aura to it. The birds do not sing; the neighboring Red Bank River does not babble as it flows. Some have admitted to feeling watched or hearing soft chanting music, but could not find a source. An extremely unique location for 'Souls, the Indian reservation is a brilliant way for Luperci to learn more about the humans before them.

2.2  Augustine Mound (SP)

Once a National Historic Site of Canada, the Augustine Mound was once a sacred ceremonial burial place over 2,500 years ago by Mi'kmaq tribesmen. Small crafts like pottery, copper beads, stone smoking pipes, flint knives, and shell necklaces were found in archeological digs of the past. The Mound itself was picked clean while the humans still dominated, but at the time of their demise left behind a very gaping square hole eleven to twelve feet deep and several feet across. A number of small and large animal skeletons can be found at its base, victims who were unable to climb out after falling and breaking bones. Digging within the Mound or in its general vicinity may still unearth a few treasures buried with Indian ancestors, although they may be fragile and very rare to find.

2.3  Demon's Run (SP)

A cemetery located along the river. The water in this part of the river moves a bit faster than the rest. It is said that at night, shadowy figures can be seen wandering about the cemetery and the river itself. It gained it's name from the figures having chased a number of people off, but those brave enough might be in for quite a scare. (Territory created by Salena)

2.4  Striken Grove (SP)

The trees in this area have inexplicably died. Instead of the expected green needles, they are bare and brown. Some are easily pushed over, clearly rotten through. Surrounding the area are trees that appear to be healthy, and their green foliage can be seen through the dead branches, but the area of death gives off an eerie feeling. (Territory created by Myst)

2.5  Iridescent Meadow (SP)

With a view of the foothills, the Iridescent Meadow has Wildflowers that bloom throughout the spring, summer, and into fall. The colors change over the season, from light green new growth with pastel flowers in the spring, to vibrant green and bright colours in the summer, and finally to shades of browns with deeper red and purple flowers in the fall. (Territory created by Myst)

3.  Waterways

3.1  Red Bank River (SP)

Shrouded in foliage in the autumn and unfrozen in the winter thanks to its salt water, the Red Bank is home to a number of unique fish, such as salmon, sturgeon, alewife, striped bass, and eel. Outside the frozen months some can even be found in freshwater streams.

4.  History

4.1  Claimed Land

  • Sapient has claimed a portion of Gaspesia from October 2014 to the present day.