ZZ Red Hand of Doom
Climate and Terrain
Elsir Vale lies in the subtropical latitudes. Summers are hot and dry (although punctuated by the occasional intense thunderstorm), and winters are warm and rainy. Large stretches of the area are quite arid, and the vale is flanked by vast savannahs stretching for mile after dusty mile. The forests that stretch across most of the vale’s northern reaches are stifling and sweltering hot in the summer time, with not a breath of wind to relieve the oppressive heat.
In general, areas on the map that don’t clearly possess a terrain type consist of a mix of grasslands, hills, light woods, and brushland. “Settled lands” are simply cleared farmland in the vicinity of a village or town. Scattered homesteads and farmhouses lie amid broad fields, with the occasional hillock or copse of woodland. The closer to the village, the closer together outlying farms and homesteads.