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Arios

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Fae Falls in Arios
Arios is an island in the Nesocratic Federation of Eunesia.

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[top]Description

Arios is noted for its thick, enormous forest with trees that tower to 1000 feet in height or more. The combination of warm weather and rain has given Arios an abundance of unique plant life. The beaches of Arios are not like the beautiful white sand beaches of Ieffreon, but are made of grey, smooth stones. Like most islands, Arios is hilly and a bit mountainous towards the center. There are few rivers and lakes in Arios, despite all the rain.

[top]History

Arios has a long history, matching in length the other Eunesian cities of Ieffreon, Olympia, and Secyclion. Arios was founded by a group of Quel'anthasan elves from the distant country of Trelore. This particular group got separated from their party and ended up on the island of Arios. There they founded the city of Arios, but then it was known as Aeleaeri’i. For a long time, it was just the elves that lived their, developing their own unique culture that was derived from their Trelorean roots.
Further Reading: Quel'anthasan Elves, Trelore

[top]Geography

Terrain
Arios is noted for its thick, enormous forest with trees that tower to 1000 feet in height or more. The combination of warm weather and rain has given Arios an abundance of unique plant life. The beaches of Arios are not like the beautiful white sand beaches of Ieffreon, but are made of grey, smooth stones. Like most islands, Arios is hilly and a bit mountainous towards the center. There are few rivers and lakes in Arios, despite all the rain. The trees within the forest grow thick and tall, reaching sometimes over 1,000 feet in height. Their leaves are thick and a lush shade of green and their branches are as thick as normal trees' trunks and snake together in an unmanageable weave of bark. It is often hard to tell where one tree stops and another starts. The forest floor is also dense and hard to traverse. Thick growths of ferns choke out other plants and moss and vines cover the tree trunks, swathing everything in green. Mists, protected from the burning heat of the suns' rays, float in eerie grey pools. Plants grow extremely quickly in Arios. A tree that is one thousand feet in height that is cut down will re-grow completely within one night.

Climate
Like all the Eunesian Islands, Arios maintains a warm, humid climate all era long, though it is slightly cooler than its neighboring islands. Arios’ temperature ranges from 70-85 degrees in the spring and fall and a slightly cooler 65-75 degrees during their monsoon seasons in the summer and winter. Arios also gets an enormous amount of rainfall. During the dry seasons, spring and fall, Arios tends to get on average three brightenings of hard rainfall a cycle with intermittent light rain. Patches of clear sky and warm brightenings occur occasionally during the dry season. During the monsoon season, summer and winter, Arios gets heavy, intense rainfall almost every brightening of the cycle with rarely any relief from the torrential downfalls. Rain, though, is welcomed in Arios and it rarely bothers the citizens.

Natural Hazards
  • Tropical Storms
  • Hurricanes
  • Monsoons
  • Rip Tides and High Surf
  • Coral Reefs
  • Marine Wildlife (sharks, whales, barracuda, poisonous fish, etc.)
  • Tropical Forest Wildlife (jaguars, snakes, poisonous frogs, etc.)

Unnatural Hazards

[top]Land Use

There are no farms on the island of Arios, with small, home gardens and the forest itself being a source of most of the locals' food. With hunting difficult in the thick forest, few bother to attempt it. Fishing remains one of the most dominant source of food and income on the island. The trees themselves, quick growing and tall, are a great source for many products exported from the island.
Natural Resources
  • Fish and Sea Products (pearls, whale oil, etc.)
  • Coffee
  • Ariosian Wood Products (raw lumber, paper, wood crafts, etc.)
  • Medicinal Herbs

[top]Points of Interest

The main areas of interest on the island of Arios.
Cities and Towns


Other

[top]Credit

Ensnare


Created by Nimh, July 9, 2015 at 08:53 AM
Last edited by Nimh, July 9, 2015 at 11:15 AM
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