Barrier Ranges

The ranges of mountains forming the southern and western boundaries of the Alasian Desert Basin. These mountains are not as high as the Zauber Berge, but their average elevation is roughly equal to the higher mountain ranges on the other continents. In other words, these mountains make a formidable barrier for any who dare to cross. These mountains significantly contribute to the arid climate of the Alasian Desert as they block any southern winds that otherwise would bring in moisture to the driest of all deserts. The two faces of these mountains could not be any more different climatically. The seaward side is lush and green while the inland side is almost as arid as the desert itself. Considering these mountain ranges are only a few dozen miles deep, compared to the Zauber Berge’s depth of hundreds of miles, makes this stark contrast all the more remarkable. Like the Zauber Berge, the warring factions of the Draconian Civil Wars used these mountains as fortified bases as well. Mariners sailing along the coastline use these mountains as navigation landmarks on their way to harbors on the eastern coast of Oridalia, and ports across the Oceanus Draconis.

Barrier Ranges

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