The Regions of Aluria - Zhë Tiró Álurhnáyá


Location: In the center of Kániltóm, the main continent. Lyívná is bounded on the east by the regions of Geneshlěcá, Lhékáná, and Ásketáná, on the north by Geneshlěcá and Jáskárná, and on the west by the Gálár, Eskál, and the Lezánthá (Badlands) of Jáskárná. On the south Lyívná is bounded by the ocean. The primary feature of Lyívná is the Árh river basin and the surrounding plains and rolling hill country.

Geography: Lyívná is the largest region on the planet and includes a variety of geographic areas. In the north west, the terrain is mountainous and barren, similar to the Lezánthá (Badlands) of Jáskárna, of which historically this is a part. This proceeds southward to the Náżál desert, which lies within three regions, Lyívná, Jáskárná, and Eskál. In the central part of the region lies the Árh river valley and the city of Seneká, which is place where the rivers Désh and Máhál join to form the Árh. South from Seneká in the broad valley along the Árh, the land is largely level plains interspersed with marshes. This area, known as the Ddeksánthá or Flatlands, is the breadbasket of the planet and is mostly agricultural. At the coast there are numerous beaches and small bays, providing a haven for small fishing villages. In the eastern section of the region, along the border with Ásketána, the land begins to rise into a range of hills and small mountains. Further north in this section, these mountains merge into the higher peaks near the Lhékánán province of Lháshná. The northeastern corner of Lyívná is mostly a maze of valleys cut by small rivers, almost all of which, one way or another, end up in the Árh.

Culture: It is difficult to define a single culture and term it Lyívnán. Perhaps the closest thing to a unifying theme is the city of Seneká, which legend says is the birthplace of the Alurian race some three million years ago. Lyívná was, until the Enesnerrëvensës or Unification, divided into numerous small nations, each vying with the others for land, control of waterways, etc. Once Unification was achieved and Lyívná forged into a single entity, these separate nations ceased their hostilities but did not forge into a single culture. Thus, the visitor to Lyívná has as many as twenty-four different flavors to choose from. The province of Qésh in the north-east, with its capital city of Qálsárhcňn has a reputation for hillbilly style behaviour, the reasons for which are easily seen when one visits the sharply ridged valleys of this area. Seneká is known for its history and sophisication, while the river valley south to the ocean has the lazy feel of America's Mississipi.

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