The Blacklands

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  1.   1.  Description
  2.   2.  Subterritories
    1.   2.1  Haunted Forest
    2.   2.2  Death Mountains
    3.   2.3  Devil's Shoreline
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General

Region Eastern Realms
Subterritories Haunted Forest

Death Mountains
Devil's Shoreline

Major Waterways Northumberland Strait

Cabot Strait
Atlantic Ocean

Size ?? sq km / ?? sq mi

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1.  Description

The northeastern most lands of the Cape Breton Peninsula suffered the worst damage from the fire. Years later, the mountainous ridges have kept the beach from prospering, and the land has become even more barren and foreboding. Little plant or animal life is found past the Yawrah River — canines wishing to trek this way are well-advised to come with their own supplies.

2.  Subterritories

2.1  Haunted Forest

The burned ruins of the Haunted Forest are even more forlorn and ghostly. The once magnificent forest is no more; the fire took the trees to their stumps. In addition, terrible flooding later reduced the center of the territory to a boggy lagoon. Around the acrid pit of water, little vegetation has sprouted even in the time since the fire -- with only ashes as fertilizer, there is little chance life will return to this area naturally. The earth remains bleak and gray; a low fog frequently clings to the earth, as it did before the forest was razed.

2.2  Death Mountains

The once-proud mountains were shorn bald by the fire, entire forests falling to ruin on them. Logs and other debris rolled downhill, however; in the near future, one is sure to see lush forestation in the valleys and lowlands of the Montagne Orientale. Evidence of this change exists already in the shrubs and saplings thriving on the burned ruin of the old growth.

2.3  Devil's Shoreline

The fire began in Hell's Coast and spread up and down the coast, devouring the sparse, dry vegetation. It has yet to grow back, and the former territories of Hell's Coast and Lightning Bay are bleak and foreboding, lifeless as a desert. The ocean still rages against the sand, seeming to increase with ferocity with nightfall. There is no wildlife to be found on the northernmost coast, save that which comes ashore. Even the seals and birds are quick to depart, however, finding the desolate beach as inhospitable as any canine would.