The World Of Khoras - Physical World - Jungles and Rainforests

The Sitharek Rainforest

This primeval rainforest is called the "Fog Wood" by the Saridians. The thick atmosphere of this rainforest is so heavy with oxygen and humidity that in many places a perpetual mist hangs in the air. It is almost a tangible thing which envelops you.

Overhead, the unbroken canopy of the foliage traps stifling humidity beneath and only the occasional shaft of light makes it all the way down to the ground.

A staggering variety of plant life covers the forest floor - from the tiniest blade of grass to immense trees that rise 100 meters into the air. Mushrooms are common on the ground as they thrive in the shadowy light and humidity. Vines, trees, flowers, grasses, plants, fungi, lichens and more are found here in abundance. In total, more than 100,000 types of plants and almost 5,000 types of trees can be found in this rainforest.

Hundreds of minor rivers form a watery network that criss-cross through the jungle. At the center of this network is the main river to which all the others flow, the Bright River, a slowly churning blue ribbon of water which winds through an ocean of green foliage.

The Sitharek Rainforest is home to a wide variety of monkeys, parrots, insects and snakes. One can also find felchkun, leafy spiders, shimmer cats and yadalla butterflies.

The northern half of the Sitharek Rainforest is less dense and laced with several hunting trails. There are several saridian villages scattered about the northern half and, on the banks of the Bright River, there is the saridian town of Jairus, which harvests lumber from the surrounded rainforest. The southern reaches of this jungle are extremely dense and virtually impassable. There are no saridian villages at the heart of the rainforest, although it is said that there are a number of pre-Sundering ruins found here. These are the ruins of ancient Kytohan cities. Little remains other than jumbles of cut stones left to the choking vines.


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