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Maps, Seasons, and Environment
« on: March 22, 2016, 11:03:32 AM »
Stoneclaw Maps

This is the Map in comparison to the other packs in the land. The area with the lake to the left is the Silent Lake and is a Neutral Area now. This will be used as a rest stop for the long missions out to Tortuga. This area should be patrolled on occasion by the Border Guards to look for abandoned cubs as this is a place wandering prides would leave them. The Silent Lake used to be stagnant but it would be in the best interest to say it's just an oasis anymore.





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Re: Maps, Seasons, and Environment
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2016, 11:06:42 AM »
Rivers and Lakes



-Bright Eye Lake-

The main water source of Stoneclaw and the center of life in the Pride. This lake is full of wildlife and a great place to hunt and fish. The northeast side of the lake is the best place for hunting since it borders the lush northern grasslands. At the east end of the lake are large crocodiles. They swim outward toward around the Reki River, and around the nameless river that extends into Ukoo territory, tho they generally don't go too far down in the rivers. Folki must be mindful of these beasts and are encouraged to gain a rank in order to get away from the beasts.

-Victory Lake/Yggdrasil-

This lake was named in honor of all the battles won by the warriors of Stoneclaw.
     -There is a small island cave in the middle (not viewable on this map). Above the entrance of the cave, is the mighty tree, Yggdrasil. The cave leads down to a good sized cavern. When the Council needs to have a private meeting, this is where they go, with their Guard at the entrance to bar trespassers. Yggdrasil cave is where the Astridr and Hoyradet meet to discuss pride matters, as well as where the Runes meet to discuss assassin and spy missions inside and outside the borders.
     -On the western edge of Victory Lake, is a row of baobab trees, possibly planted by their ancestors as a place to view the borders unobserved. The row sits at the edge of a steep hill that flows down into the grasslands toward the west. It's a nice place for the border guards and sentries to keep an eye on the western border.


-Blacktail Creek-

This creek contains the shallowest waters in all of Stoneclaw. It comes down from the Thunder Cove, where it splits into two parts. Both are still considered Blacktail Creek because the land north of the waterfall that forks the river is not in Stoneclaw territory. The most used nickname for the small branch is Littletail Creek.

-Star Pond-

This little pond is a great place to teach cubs how to swim. The name comes from the legendary Anduril who was said to have taken stars from the sky after climbing the tree in the north eastern grasslands. The cubs love when the adults tell them stories at the pond's edge and the name just stuck.

-Mahoganny River-

This is the largest river in Stoneclaw, stretching from Bright Eye Lake, all the way up into Nardir territory. The waters are treacherous in some parts to the north, but there is a shallow area that is safe to cross, even by cubs, right between the cub area, and the Healer's den. The water here rises in the wet months, but never reaches too close to the cub side, instead it it more apt to floor toward the garden area. If the Healers area careful about keeping their garden well trenched, this should only water the plants and not flood them out.
(Ps. It is misspelled on purpose)

-Reki River-

Named after the polished round rocks that litter its bottom, the Reki River runs south from Bright Eye Lake, right into SD territory where it is the source of their lake. In the olden days this path of water was once a gentle stream, but the swelling of the Bright Eye lake caused higher pressured water to flow through it, making it into the river that we know today.

-Kron's River-

Kron's River is a west flowing river, linking Bright Eye Lake with Victory Lake. It was named in memory of Stoneclaw's first non-native king. It has a small creek that moves north, and a common nickname for this is Kron's Fang, tho it's not a well used area of water due to the muddy nature of the area.

-King's Brook-

A small brook that comes from Bright Eye Lake and borders the south side of the Council denning area. Might be used for bathing, as it has nice sunning stones and shallow waters with an occasional pool.

-Stone Creek-

A small offshoot of Reki River, Stone Creek and it's sister, referred to as Stone Creek North and Stone Creek South, are where many stones collect after being washed down river. The small creeks are a good place for Stoneclaw members to find precious stones, as well as just pretty ones used for ornaments and trinkets. Traveling this far south is dangerous, as it is close to the border and to the tar pits. Exercise caution when going to this area and please do not do so unnecessarily. Members are urged to go in groups of two and Rankless/Youth are not allowed this far south.


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Re: Maps, Seasons, and Environment
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2016, 11:12:29 AM »
Geographic Locations



Green - Grasslands



Yellow- Savanna



Gray-  The Desolace



Gold/Brown- The Flatlands



Dark Gray - Tar pits



Medium Brown - Chasm

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Re: Maps, Seasons, and Environment
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2016, 11:14:04 AM »
Locations



- Cleric Cave System and Garden

     -Clerics from both Clans stay in this Cave. Inside, there is a main central cave and several offshoots with small "rooms". Each Cleric gets their own. Some of the tunnels go under Bright Eye Lake. Mushrooms and the like can be grown here, or they can be used to store dried herbs. This cave is also used as an infirmary for the sick and wounded.

Round Table dens(Clan Leaders/High Ranks)

     -A set of caves for the Clan Leaders and their mates. Pages stay with them for a time, but once weened they are moved to the Page denning area across Kron River. Three large caves, their backs to Bright Eye Lake, belong to the Clan Leaders. Around them, in a crescent shape, are the caves of the Knights, Mages, Chancellor, Lorekeeper, Constable, Advisers, and Ambassadors. The Heralds can roost wherever they please.

- Anduril's Tree

   -An ancient place in Stoneclaw lore. Some meetings might take place here. Bards can give presentations, plays, and storytelling here.


Bones - Mammoth Graveyard/Prison

   -No one knows why these bones rest here, but they make for great prisons. The rib cages of the giant beasts have been reinforced by stones to better hold prisoners awaiting trial. Cubs are forbidden here.
 
Red - Ranked dens

     -This is an area for most ranks to den. Bards, Dragoons, Hinds, Fletchers, and Artisans stay here.

Pink  - Page dens

     -Cubs that have been weened, but haven't attended their first Rites stay here with the Reeves. The Reeves have dens and small caves around the area, and the cubs they are charged with, stay with them. They must be careful, as the Page dens are surrounded on three sides by water.

Purple - Serf dens

     -Serfs that have not been on Rites stay here. It is a dangerous area due to it's proximity to croc infested waters. This is not a place you want to stay.


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Re: Maps, Seasons, and Environment
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2016, 11:14:37 AM »
Stone Claw Seasonal Weather Patterns

Spring
Rainy season. More rain falls in these three months than the rest of the year put together. Everything grows with wild abandon and the fresh green shoots attract herds of grazing animals. Risk of flooding during this time.
  • March
  • April
  • May

Summer
The hottest time of the year. The ground is baked by the sun until it twists and cracks. The grass is parched, as are the scrawny trees, the sun is unbearable at midday. Risk of wild fire and drought.
  • June
  • July
  • August

Autumn
Light rains bring relief after the summer. Generally damp and humid.
  • September
  • October
  • November

Winter
Coolest time of the year. There are frequent mists and grey skies, though interspersed with sunshine.
  • December
  • January
  • February
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Re: Maps, Seasons, and Environment
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2016, 11:29:05 AM »
Environment

Stoneclaw is a grassland biome, of the savanna type. It's mostly grasslands with a few trees, somewhat like the savanna in Africa. However, Stoneclaw has different wet and dry seasons because of their location and the amount of lakes and rivers the in the territory. Fires are rare, but can happen in the dry months.

Climate

Stoneclaw stays warm, for the most part, year round. There had been some hard winters where snow has fallen and sabers have died from frostbite. However, this is a rare occurrence. Usually the winters are cold but not unbearable and the summers can be hot. 20-50 inches of rain a year is not uncommon, and can help keep the grasses from burning during the dry months. The lakes may get low in the dry months, creating a thick soupy mud shore that can be very difficult and dangerous to maneuver around. Caution is advised.

During the dry season, a lot of pride activity takes place during the early morning or evening hours to avoid dehydration. Also, a lot of pride activity will probably center around the lakes and rivers in these times.





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