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Amid the storm-tossed vastness of the Austral Ocean, south of Oron's Mainland, the archipelago of the Lost Islands lie exposed to the full brunt of the antipodes gales. 

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Antipodes

 

Presentation: The Antipodes comprise the South-East part of 'Oron'.

Geography: The region called “The Antipodes” is located  in the south-eastern part of 'Oron' around the vast Austral Ocean. With the notable exception of Essawylor, its wider western equatorial and tropical parts are covered by deserts. Below the Nen, in the southern hemisphere, large fertile lands border the Austral Ocean down to the cold Sea of Isyl and the Lost Islands. of the Llewenti. The mist of the Sunrise Ocean characterises the unfathomable waters lying towards the East and meant to shelter Gweïwal Uleydon’s gates.

Climate: The influence of the Austral Ocean, the warmest in 'Oron', is predominant across the Antipodes. Whatever its specificities from equatorial to subarctic, the climate can be described as extreme in most of its parts. The climate north of the ‘Nen’ is affected by equatorial temperatures. Strong winds blow only in the north-eastern part, bringing rain to Essawylor while leaving the lands of Anroch arid. In the southern hemisphere, the winds are generally milder, but winter storms near the Atolls Fadalwy  are severe. When the austral winds change, cyclones sometimes strike the shores of the Llewenti Islands where  normally the climate  is temperate.

Places of note: Essawylor, The Lost Islands of the Llewenti, Anroch Desert, Atolls Fadalwy, Sea of Cyclones

 

The Lost Islands of the Llewenti

Presentation: Isolated at the boundaries of the southern hemisphere, the Lost Islands of the Llewenti delimit the separation between the vast Austral Ocean and the cold Sea of Isyl.

Geography: The Lost Islands of the Llewenti, also known as “the lost Archipelago”  can be found south of the  Austral Ocean, off the south-eastern coast of the Mainland. The two islands of Nyn Ernaly and Nyn Avrony are situated to the west of the great archipelago and together, considered as the “the Jewels of Sunset”, the two most beautiful isles. Gwa Nyn is the central island, richest of them all, while the green Nyn Llyvary, the rocky Nyn Llorely and the icy Nyn Llyandy surrounds it. 

Climate: Although the Islands share a common general maritime climate with quite narrow temperature differences between seasons, it differs widely depending upon the latitude or the topography.  While Nyn Ernaly and Nyn Avrony situated between the warm Austral Ocean and the cold Sea of Isyl enjoy subtropical conditions, Nyn Llyandy however is known for his sub-arctic southern ends. The majority of territories benefit from a temperate oceanic climate, which favours land fertility.

Places of note: The six islands: Gwa Nyn, Nyn Llyandy, Nyn Llorely, Nyn Llyvary, Nyn Ernaly, Nyn Avrony, The city of Gwarystan, the volcano of Oryusk, the Sea of Llyoriane 

 

Nyn Llyvary

Presentation: Nyn Llyvary is the northernmost of the Lost Islands. It is bordered by the Austral Ocean and the inner Sea of Llyoriane. 

Geography: The mountain range of the Arob Nisty forms the Island's backbone while the tops of the Arob Tiude rise in its western region, where Nyn Llyvary's highest point is located (Nassy Gnanella). The Sian Kanny, Nyn Llyvary's longest river, flows from the Arob Nisty on the Eastern border and crosses a vast fertile plain on its way to the Sea of Llyoriane. 
The Island is situated at the meeting point of the Austral Plate and the Isyl Plate, leading to considerable seismic activity. Several islands and hills have been created by volcanic eruptions. 

Climate: Thanks to the great longitudinal extension of the island and the mostly mountainous internal conformation, the climate of Nyn Llyvary is highly diverse. In particular, the climate of the Sian Kanny valley is mostly continental, with harsh winters and hot summers.
Conditions on northern peninsular coastal areas can be very different from the interior's higher ground and valleys. The higher altitudes tend to be cold, wet, and often snowy. The coastal regions have mild winters and warm and dry summers. 

Places of note: Forest of Llymar, mountains of Arob Nisty, peninsula of Gloren, bay of Penlla, valley of Sian Kanny, basin of Halwyfal, Llewenti cities of Llafal, Tios Halabron, Tios Lluin and Penlla, Ruins of Llymvranone

 

Mentollà, Nyn Llyvary

Presentation: Mentollà is a large fortress protecting a small bay in the north-western part of Nyn Llyvary.

Geography: Its domain is part of the Sognen Tausy woods, a wild area of forest and bushes west of the grand Forest of Llymar, between the Arob Salwy hills and the Arob Tiude mountains. The waters bordering  Mentollà  known as 'The Bay of Gloren' are particularly hazardous, owing to strong winds, large waves, strong currents and sometimes cyclones. Fully exposed to the Austral Ocean's wrath, the dangers of this coast have made it notorious as a sailors' graveyard.

Climate: Mentollà has a changeable, sub-tropical maritime climate, similar to Nyn Ernaly. Rainfall occurs regularly but sunny, cloudless days are also very common. In summer , temperatures in the region can reach high levels, yet the climate remains comfortable. The weather is generally milder on the seacoast than inland but rainfall occurs with the same intensity on both. 

Places of note: Woods of Sognen Tausy, Pass of the Hadon, Mountains of the Arob Tiude, Hills of Arob Salwy, Tower of Mentollà

 

Nyn Ernaly

Presentation: Nyn Ernaly is the north-western island of the Lost Archipelago. It is bordered by the Austral Ocean, the inner Sea of Llyoriane and the Strait of Oymal, which separates it from the Mainland. 

Geography: The mountain range of the Chanun Mountains form the Island's backbone. The twin mountains of 'Moka Kirini' are Nyn Ernaly's highest point. The Sian Ningy, Nyn Ernaly's principal river, flows from the Arob Chanun to the Sea of Llyoriane. 
The island is known as 'one of the two Jewels of Sunset' and is praised for the beauty of its varied landscapes.  

Climate: Thanks to the the mostly mountainous internal conformation, the climate of Nyn Ernaly is highly diverse. The climate of the interior's vales, like the Sian Ningy valley, is almost sub-tropical, with mild winters and hot summers. The proximity of the Austral Ocean brings the warm influence of the Nen currents.
However, conditions in the northern peninsular coastal areas can be very different from the interior's higher ground. The higher altitudes tend to be colder and much more humid.  

Places of noteWood of Silver Leaves, mountains of Arob Chanun, Eïwal Vars Lepsy Peak, Sian Ningy, Westerners' city of Tar-Andevar , Ruins of Mentolewin, Beach of Asto Salassy

 
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Gwa Nyn West and Nargrond Valley

Presentation: Gwa Nyn is the central island of the Lost Archipelago. It is bordered by the inner Sea of Llyoriane and the Sea of Isyl. 

Geography: The mountains of the Arob Far Mountains form the Island's backbone. The two ranges of the Arob Nargrond border the Nargrond valley. The Sian Dal, Gwa Nyn's principal river, flows from the Arob Far to the Sea of Isyl. 

Climate: Thanks to the the mostly mountainous internal conformation, the climate of Gwa Nyn is highly diverse. The climate of the interior's vales, like the Sian Dal valley, is temperate, with mild winters and wet summers.
However, conditions in the northern peninsular coastal areas can be very different from the interior's higher ground. The higher altitudes tend to be colder and much more humid.  

Places of note: Mountains of Arob Far,  River Sian Dal, Axo Rocks, ruins of Llewenti ports: Llananty, Llamyos

In Nargrond Valley: Mountains of Arob Nargrond, Columns of the Gnomes, Ruins of Ystanargrond, Ruins of Yslla, Ruins of O Vaha temple, Ruins of O Wiony estate    

 
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Gwa Nyn East

Presentation: Gwa Nyn is the central island of the Lost Archipelago. It is bordered by the inner Sea of Llyoriane and the Sea of Isyl. 

Geography: The mountains of the Arob Far Mountains form the Island's backbone. Mount Oryusk, the archipelago's highest mountain is an active volcano. The two ranges of the Arob Nargrond border the Nargrond valley. The Sian Senky, flows from the Nargrond Valley to the Sea of Llyoriane. 

Climate: Thanks to the the mostly mountainous internal conformation, the climate of Gwa Nyn is highly diverse. The climate of the interior's vales, like the Sian Senky valley, is temperate, with mild winters and beautiful summers.

Places of note: Mountains of Arob Nargrond,  Sian Dorg and Sian Senky rivers , High Elves cities of Gwarystan,  Ystanalas and Ystanoalin, Valley of Ashes. 

In Nargrond Valley: Columns of the Gnomes, Ruins of Ystanargrond, Ruins of Yslla, Ruins of O Vaha temple, Ruins of O Wiony estate, Mount Oryusk.