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A biome map of Riiga.

An article by Virgil on Benevis Mapping.

Realistic Biomes

  • Polar/Ice - Freezing cold land covered primarily in packed ice which sees little sunlight.
  • Tundra - A cold, barren land with frozen soil, almost no trees, and short growing seasons allowing only grasses, shrubs, and mosses.
  • Taiga - Cold forests mostly containing evergreen conifers, with very short summers and cold, snowy winters.
  • Alpine Tundra - A high-altitude, treeless, freezing area with thin air which may be covered in snow throughout the whole year.
  • Montane Forest - High-elevation deciduous forest lands that may be cool or warm depending on their place in the world.
  • Temperate Forest - Forests mostly made of deciduous trees that see distinct warm summers and cool winters.
  • Temperate Grassland - Grassland which sees freezing winters and hot summers, tough grasses, and low rainfall.
  • Savanna - Grassland which experiences heavy rainfall in one season, but is otherwise quite dry and warm.
  • Wooded Savanna - Savanna filled with low-density trees that do not create a canopy.
  • Subtropical Forest - Forest that sees high precipitation, warm weather, and humidity, with a distinct canopy.
  • Subtropical Rainforest - Tall forests that see regular rainfall but experience a short dry season, with a multi-layered canopy and rich soils.
  • Monsoonal Forest - Deciduous forest that experiences a long dry season followed by a season of extreme rainfall.
  • Tropical Rainforest - Tall, lush rainforests that see heavy continuous rainfal and no dry season, with several distinct canopies and poor soil quality.
  • Mediterranean - Land with cool and wet winters and dry summers, with most rainfall falling during winter and a lot of sunlight.
  • Dry Grassland - Cool grassy lands with low-growing vegetation and patchy coverage, perfect for grazing animals.
  • Semiarid Desert - A desert with less sand dunes and more barren rocky ground that sees a wide range of temperatures.
  • Arid Shrubland - Land with very little rainfall covered mostly in sparse shrubs and stones rather than sand dunes.
  • Arid Desert - A very cold or very hot barren, dusty land with almost no precipitation, hostile toward most flora and fauna.

Riigan Biomes

  • Glass Mountains - Due to mountains made of shimmering stone, glass mountain regions suffer from no vegetation whatsoever thanks to the storms of glass grains.
  • Hills of Burden - A region in the Pearl Mountains which are really difficult to climb, causing them to be mostly void of trees and wildlife.
  • Blightlands - Tropical forested land filled with poisonous plants and animals due to the natural toxic blight bursts that occur there.
  • Burning Rainlands - A barren, toxic region that experiences rain that slowly dissolves organic material.
  • Blue Night - A temperate, humid region which sees heavy blue-tinted seasonal fog, shrouding the land in darkness.
A physical map of Riiga coloured by altitude. Natural phenomena are marked in red and natural wonders are marked in purple.
A political map showing empires, kingdoms, states, tribal groups, and clans, as well as the largest cities of Riiga. Each city marked represents a population of 10,000,000 both within it and in the surrounding area. It also shows known Archaios locations, and man-made Wonders of certain (blue) or uncertain (white) locations.
A map of showing which areas are well known and which are unknown, very poorly known, or knowledge given by a third party.
A map of major trade routes in among the connected Riigan cultures. Red: The Archroad. Orange: Archroad connections. Aqua: The main sea trading routes. Blue: The Diamond Route. Goods shown are only of major sources.
A map of current and historical sites of heavy monster or monster-race activity.
A textured map of Riiga designed to look like satellite imagery.
A map showing dominant eye, hair, and skin colour as per the borders on the political map.