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  • Life On Oerth

    In the Realms of the Flanaess, these are the major states in the World of Greyhawk: These realms include [[Ahlissa]], [[Bandit Kingdoms]], [[Bissel]], [[Blackmoor]], [[Bone March]], [[Bright Lands]], [[Celene]], [[Dyvers]], [[Ekbir]], [[Frost …

  • Sheldomar Valley

    The Sheldomar Valley refers to the large swath of fertile land in the southwestern Flanaess, bordered by the [[Barrier Peaks]] to the north, [[Crystalmist Mountains | Crystalmists]] and [[Hellfurnaces]] to the west, [[Azure Sea]] to the south and the [[ …

  • Gloriole Mountains

    The Glorioles are the only mountains of note in the southeast Flanaess. They are visible from the capitals of [[Ahlissa]] and [[Sunndi]], yet they are low and worn by age compared to many of the mountain reaches of the Flanaess. Ecology and inhabitants …

  • Thillonrian Peninsula

    The Thillonrian Peninsula (also known as Rhizia in the Cold Tongue) is a geographical area in the northeastern portion of the Flanaess. A cold, mountainous land, this region is best known for being the home of the nations of the [[Frost Barbarians |Frost …

  • Solnor Ocean

    Thought to be the largest of the four oceans of Oerth, the Solnor (which means "Birthplace of the Sun" in Old Oeridian) stretches from the Flanaess to Western Oerik (where it is called the Oceanum Titanicum). The ocean has been estimated to be more than a …

  • Land of Black Ice

    The Land of Black Ice is an arctic wasteland located in the northwestern Flanaess, north of the Burneal Forest and [[Blackmoor]], east of the [[Dramidj Ocean]], and west of the Icy Sea. The land gets its name from the vast sheet of blue-black ice that …

  • Gnarley Forest

    The Gnarley Forest is a vast woodland extending for hundreds of miles from the southern shores of the [[Nyr Dyv]] all the way into the battle ravaged [[Pomarj]]. This write-up deals with the NE section of the forest know locally as the Twisted Wood or …

  • Vesve Forest

    The Vesve Forest (or High Forest) is the largest hardwood forest in the Flanaess. The Vesve is bordered to the north by the plains of the Wolf Nomads; to the west by the Sepia Uplands, Clatspur Range, and Highvale; to the east by the Dulsi River, Whyestil …

  • Abbor-Alz

    The Abbor-Alz hills ring the [[Bright Desert]]. They are rough and rugged, composed primarily of granite. In the west, they become a small mountain range reaching the [[Cairn Hills]], its northern spur. Ecology The flora here are similar to those in …

  • Asperdi-Duxchan

    The Asberdi-Duxchan chain is a large archipelago off the eastern coast of the Flanaess in the Solnor Ocean, separated from the mainland by Spindrift Sound and the Aerdi Sea. It consists of the Sea Barons, Lendore Isles, and the Lordship of the Isles.

  • Barrier Peaks

    The 'Barrier Peaks are a range of mountains in the Flanaess, rising from Ket's Banner Hills, and continuing west until joining with the [[Crystalmist Mountains]], just west of Geoff's Hornwood Forest. The Peaks are flanked by the nations of [[Ull]] to the …

  • Griff Mountains

    The Griff Mountains border the [[Tenh| Duchy of Tenh]] and [[Stonehold]], as well as the Rovers of the Barrens, walling them off from the land of the [[Frost Barbarians]]. Ecology The Griffs are home to many griffons, as well as giants and ogres. …

  • Corusk Mountains

    The Corusk Mountains, with their peaks covered in glaciers and shedding freezing fog, are the great spine of the [[Thillonrian Peninsula]]. Ecology The Corusks are not thought to hold much in the way of mineral wealth, but the [[Five Blades of …

  • Yatil Mountains

    The Yatil Mountains are a mountain chain located in the western part of the [[Flanaess]]. Ecology The Yatils are nearly impassable except in a few places, most notably via a difficult pass linking [[Perrenland]] and [[Ket]] (known as the [[Wyrm's …

  • Underdark

    The Underdark is a literal underworld to the surface world for the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying games. It is a vast subterranean network of interconnected caverns and tunnels stretching beneath entire continents. The Underdark is a strange alien …

  • Flanaess

    The Flanaess is the eastern part of the continent of Oerik, one of the four continents of Oerth. As well as being home to a number of demihuman and humanoid races, it is also inhabited by the Suel, Bakluni, Oerid, and Flan subraces of humanity. …

  • Dramidj Ocean

    The Dramidj Ocean circles the continent of [[Telchuria]] and, thus, the north pole of the world of Oerth, interrupted on occasion by ice bridges. The Icy Sea may be part of it; the Jothumheim Sea, Sea of Hyperboria, and the Gulf of Ghayar certainly are. …

  • Telchuria

    Telchuria is an ice-covered continent at the north pole of Oerth. It is one of the planet's four continents, the others being Oerik, Hepmonaland, and an as-yet unnamed fourth continent on the opposite side of the Oerth from the Flanaess. Telchuria is …

  • Rigodruok

    The Rainbow Vale of Rigodruok is a hidden valley located at Oerth's geographic north pole, on the continent of [[Telchuria]] beyond the [[Land of Black Ice]]. The name "Rainbow Vale" was coined by Henriki Ardand, while Rigodruok is the name by which …

  • Lake Quag

    Lake Quag is the third largest body of fresh water in the [[Flanaess]]. Fish are plentiful in its waters, including giant pike and gar and is a source of considerable wealth and food for [[Perrenland]], although the fishers themselves are sometimes eaten. …

  • Nyr Dyv

    The Nyr Dyv, also known as the "Lake of Unknown Depths," is a fresh water lake on Oerth. Centrally located in the Flanaess, the Nyr Dyv is the largest known body of fresh water known to the people of that region of Oerik. Geographically, the Nyr Dyv is …

  • The Wild Coast

    The Wild Coast refers to a large coastal stretch of land on the western shore of Woolly Bay. Little more than a collection of five major city-states for most of its history, the Wild Coast has long held a reputation for being untamed. For centuries its …

  • Iron Hills

    The Iron Hills are a massive series of highlands extending eastward of the [[Irongate | City of Irongate]] and surrounded by the [[Ahlissa | United Kingdom of Ahlissa]] to the north and the Principality of Naerie to the south. The Iron Hills are the …

  • Sea Of Gearnat

    The Sea of Gearnat is a long, curved bay whose two ends have separate names: [[Woolly Bay]] on the west, and [[Relmor Bay]] on the east. Superb navigational charts exist for the whole area. The Gearnat was once known as the Sea of Yar, after a famed Suel …

  • Relmor Bay

    The eastward branch of the [[Sea Of Gearnat | Sea of Gearnat]] is Relmor Bay, long the battleground for the fleets of [[Almor]], [[Nyrond]], and [[Onnwal]], against the naval squadrons of old South Province. Warfare was almost constant here in 579-584 CY, …

  • Woolly Bay

    The relatively shallow western end of the [[Sea Of Gearnat | Sea of Gearnat]] is known as Woolly Bay. Merchants have sailed here for centuries, even before the [[Great Kingdom Of Aerdy | Great Kingdom]] reached this area, and maps of the shores are so …

  • Azure Sea

    The Azure Sea is a large body of water which is mostly enclosed by the lands of the Flanaess. The only outlet is to the south through the Densac Gulf. Ecology The Azure sea connects with the [[Sea Of Gearnat | Sea of Gearnat]] to the north, [[Jeklea …

  • Javan River

    The Javan River has the distinction of being the longest river in the Flanaess. Ecology The Javan river is indeed the longest river in the whole of the Flanaess and has its headwaters high up in the [[Barrier Peaks | Barrier Peaks]]. The Javan …

  • Jeklea Bay

    For many years this part of the Azure Sea, largely encircled by the Hook Peninsula and the [[Hellfurnaces]], was the private realm of the [[Sea Princes]] as they raided the [[Amedio Jungle]] for slaves and riches. After the Sea Princes' realm fell to the …

  • Hellfurnaces

    The Hellfurnaces are the southern portion of the [[Crystalmist Mountains]], defining the eastern border of the [[Sea Of Dust]]. Ecology The Hellfurnaces are mostly barren of ice, although the occasional snow-capped peak can be seen. Travelers are …

  • Drachensgrab Hills

    The Drachensgrabs are a system of hills that dominates the [[Pomarj]] Peninsula. Early Suloise colonists called them the Suenha Hills until they learned the Flan name for them, Drachensgrab, which means "Tomb of the Dragon" in their tongue. The …

  • Tovag Baragu

    [[File:797925 | class=media-item-align-center | 500x300px | Tovagbaragu.jpg]] More than one scholar has remarked that whereas the destruction wrought by the Bakluni wizards on the Suloise has been the longer lasting, having persisted to the present day …

  • Jotens

    The Joten range is a spur of the [[Crystalmist Mountains]] separating the land of the March of Sterich from the The Yeomanry League. Their name derives from an old word for giants. Ecology and inhabitants All but the highest of the Joten Mountains …

  • Adri Forest

    The Adri Forest is a large broadleaf forest ranging between the Great Kingdom of Northern Aerdy and the United Kingdom of Ahlissa. Ecology The Adri was once part of a vast deciduous forest that once stretched from the Flinty Hills to the Lone Heath …

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