Acirfa


Map of Acirfa


Acirfa is the most forested continent in Metaphaze.  The western part of the continent has forests that are so thick that they only can be traveled on known trails or the few main roads that have been cut through them.  Elven guides know of other less obvious trails through the thick jungles.  With 4 out of 6 of the main cities in the deepest parts of the jungle the secrets of this territory are the root of many mysteries and folk tales throughout the world.

One particular tale of adventures in the dark reaches of the jungle center around a pair of adventurers known as Stan Stumbly and Justin Lowreystone.   Lowreystone was thought to be lost after not being seen for a number of years.   Stumbly, intent on making his own discoveries, was wandering deep in the jungle when he stumbled on another adventurer like himself... "Lowreystone I presume" he greeted the other with.... The reply "Stumbly I presume."  The two are considered the only humans with elven-like knowledge of the jungle.

The continent is divided into two halves by the Ayalamih Mountains.  This mountain range contains the highest peaks in Metaphaze. 

West of the mountains is the jungle and all of the main cities of the continent.  It is the most populous of the two halves and considered by most the most domesticated.   However, that is a misconception that any traveler who has seen the beasts and creatures who can be found wandering in the supposedly domestic regions, can debunk.  

East of the mountain range is a territory marked by the absence of any major population centers.   Villages and small towns dot the area but none are of any notable size.  The absence of maps and other information on this region does not go unnoticed.  Kingdoms near these areas are more informed about local neighboring areas but that local knowledge has never been collected into a regional knowledge base or mappings.  Considered the wild part of Acirfa, it tends to have more open grassland than jungle.  The beasts and creatures of this region are all as ferocious and dangerous as their jungle counterparts.


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