Thursday, June 17, 2010
World Creation Notes and Musings 2
On Danger in The Darkling Forest, mountains and valleys:
Dangers of the valley include predators: bear and wolves, with a few large cats. There are poisonous snakes and large predator spiders are not unheard of. Strangely, there are roaming packs of mountain apes that mostly keep to themselves in the mountains. (I like the old REH carnivorous apes found in Conan stories). Goblins, hobgoblins, bugbears, trolls and troglodytes are not unheard of in the forest, but rarely leak into the more populated valley. They generally stick to the Darkling Ways. Hill Giants are known to live in the upper reaches, and perhaps the rare mountain giant as well. Banditry along the Tiogan River by humans is a very common occurrence. The elves are not overly friendly and raids by elf hunting parties occasionally happen as well. Dwarfs are known to mine in the upper reaches of the hills and mountains. Orcs are rare, as they congregate to the west in the Orc Tribes of the Imperial Rider. They are constantly at war with the twin City-States of Acteron and Mebulon.