the Misty March

The isthmus that connects the kingdom of Galena to the Redstone Peninsula is a salt-blasted wasteland shrouded in thick fog for all but a few weeks in summer. The rocky ground is uneven and jagged basalt and obsidian dusted with wet black and gray sand. The landscape is pocked with deep crevasses, sinkholes, and caves interspersed with spiny boulders as large as a bear. The ocean sprays up through the lattice of caves, and magma pipes blossom unpredictably in the low spots. The seawater and magma combine to shroud the causeway in a thick mist, sporadically limiting visibility to thirty or forty feet. This war between magma and seawater results in a landscape that is continuously being devoured by the sea and reforged in fire.

Fresh water is almost impossible to come by, and the only vegetation is a treacherously slippery seaweed and a lichen that is toxic to humans and elves. In some places one can find magically-preserved basalt and granite slabs laid down by giants long ago, which can hasten travel through the wastelands as long as both ends of the walkways end on solid ground…

the Misty March

Baerstun Jurph