YEAR 1, JANUARY As Solui's winter melts into early spring, the mountain pass is free from frost, allowing travellers to explore the outskirts of Solui... and potentially even further for the curious adventurer. The weather is a bit chilly right now, but flowers and plant life are quickly blossoming from the thawed plains and forests.
Along the northern end of the seafront lies the centre of Eutela Shore pride's territory. A narrow-mouthed cove shelters them from the chilly sea winds and the lions make use of the network of caves within the limestone face for space.
The Ifari Tundra pride inhabits a snowy, somewhat-vegetated expanse of land. Although most of the territory is covered in snow through the autumn and winter months, the spring and summer sustain a great spread of wildlife, including fish, large mammals, and a wide bird and rodent life. The pride itself live in deep, mossy caves fed by a hot spring and melt-water, making the area hospitable and coveted by the Ifari lions.
A huge redwood forests hugging the fringes of mountainous terrain. It lays on the outskirts of the frozen crater, and teems with rich and diverse life. The trees are humungous, taller than any mammoth (which roam the area frequently), and the undergrowth of full of blood red saplings and heavy bush life. The pride situates itself in the shelter of several burnt out trees and lives luxuriously. The area is notorious for heavy fogs and mists that do strange things to your mind...
Considered the 'entrance' to Solui, many a lost soul has stumbled their way across a stretch of barren land to find themselves in the Outskirts, at the southern-most point of Solui, jut beyond the Loscar Wilds. Only rogues and recruiters can post here.
Full of dull scrublands and spindly, thick trees, the slopes is a pleasant place to live... most of the time. It's temperate and well-resourced, but undergoes seasonal wild-fires in late summer. Through autumn it recovers, becoming lush in winter and spring. Permanent residency is ill-advised due to the cyclical fires.
Freshwater and expansive, Nimue feeds a great number of wildlife. Through the year it drops in water level, only to be topped up by winter rain-fall. It is often affected by ash blown over from the slopes. It is particularly rich in fish, though rumour has it that something strange lives in it's depths.
Perpetually in a state of low flood, a great variety of stubby trees and plants grow from the mud and water. Dense and difficult to traverse for larger lions, the twisted and gnarled nature of the flora here can seem eerie and intimidating.
Growing wild and ominous from the edges of the marsh, the rainforest greedily absorbs and transpires great amounts of water. The entire forest is humid, hot, and a struggle to live in if one has longer fur. The sights are worth the trek, however. A great number of beautiful (and tasty) creatures live in the dense paradise, and in great variety.
Making up the north-eastern parts of Solui, the seafront is a beach cliff, and several coves and small beaches with varying degrees of danger and resources. Limestone slopes are bored out by seawater, and many caves worm through the rock. Rains make footing treacherous, but it supports wild and healthy flora.
A spine of a mountain that is made of the collapsed edges of the ancient volcano in Solui. It is perilous to navigate, and on the east and west respectively, lies the tundra and redwood prides. Effectively the center-point of Solui, and visible from anywhere within it's borders.
Fed by meltwater from the tundra, the cascades opens up from the trickle to a roaring, rock-strewn mess of rapids and waterfalls that wind all the way down to the coastline. Crossing is dangerous, aside from some certain places. It splits the entirety of northern Solui in half.