Mists of Salamira
Geography: the Hand of the Creator
The Kingdom of Salamira is located on a large peninsula that’s similar to a hand with fingers extended towards the south. The Hand of the Creator, as the peninsula is often referred to, is completely surrounded by large bodies of water to the west, south and southeast, except for the Dry Corridor, a small, few-mile-wide strip of land that leads straight south far outside the kingdom. To the north, it’s cornered by a high chain of mountains they call The Stairsafter their characteristic, gradual ascent.
To the northeast, between the Turtle Sea and the Stairs begins a vast, dreary prairie called the Bloodfield. The Bloodfield is covered with a sort of undemanding, sharp, blood red grass that allows for no agricultural products to grow anywhere near but is really great for forage. The Bloodfield is home to nomadic human and gnoll tribes who constantly battle for better hunting territories and pastures. To defend against the possible threat, the nobles of Salamira have built multiple fortifications along the border.
The peninsula itself is mostly green with dense forests and grand meadows with a lot of rivers and streams slicing them into smaller parcels. As the land gets plenty of rain in spring and autumn and some snow in the winter, most of the time at least a fourth of the country is somewhat flooded. The extensive marshlands make for great soil – and also provide a humid atmosphere essential for the slythak settlements scattered inside.