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The Continent of Rhydaman

Rhydaman is the largest and northern most of the two northern continents, with a fifth of the land in snow and ice for nine months of the year.
Rhydaman has the countries of Dal Ria-da, Faeylinn, Mor-leidr and other lands, which haven't been explored or visited by adventurers and heroes.

Mor-leidr: is the northern most country of Rhydaman, which has winter for seven months of the year. The summers though short are relatively warm and humid due to the winds that come from the lower reaches of Rhydaman and from the sea. Mor-leidr consists mainly of steep hills, mountains, valleys and fjords and the land is covered with trees of the fir varieties.
Though the land is rugged the Mor-leidr can scratch a living around the areas near the coast and lower lands.

Dal Ria-da: is south of Mor-leidr. The land consists of gentle rolling hills with park like surroundings, though there are two areas densely forested. A chain of mountains called Math Hen divides Dalriada from the northern wastes. A mountain chain east, called Llyn-y-Fan-Fach also divides Dalriada from the rest of the continent to the east, only leaving a break in the mountains where the Feylinn River passes between leaving a gorge, which leads in to Feylinn. Dalriada is spilt in to four provinces.
To the north near the mountain chain of Math Hen that divides Dal Ria-da from Mor-leidr is the Province of Findais (Province of Fire) named this as the citadel is situated on a caldera, which warms the citadel and is used for smithing and other arts that use high temperatures. Findais province includes Sainred Forest, Mountains of Math Hen to the point where the chain of mountains that divides east Dal Ria-da from the rest of the continent.
South of Findais on the river mouth of Feramorc and encompassing Aqua Sulis is the Province of Murias or Province of Water. The water of Aqua Sulis are healing waters, said to be able to treat all kinds of illnesses.
Across the bay on an island called Innis Ealga is the Province of Gorias also known as the province of wind, due to the fact that the citadel of Gorias is situated on a cliff that's protruding over the sea. The people of Gorias is said to be the best shipwrights after the Mor-leidr.
On the east side of the bay is the Province of Falia also know as the Province of Earth. Falia is mineral rich. The land ranges from the bay up to the river Feylinn and encompass the forest of Nemglam. This province also has the most Dwarven communities, which mine the minerals for a share of the profit; the people of Falia are shrewd in business.
Once there used to be a jeweled citadel on the river Feylinn called Dal Ria-da, this used to be the center of the Dal Ria-dans culture, All that is left is a blackened keep and ruins, over grown with vegetation and lived in by Bwgans or Coblyns.

Feylinn: Separated from Dal Ria-da via and Mor-leidr by the mountains of Math hen and the mountains of Llyn-y-Fan-Fach and only entered through a gorge that divides the mountains of Llyn-y-Fan-Fach that the river Feylinn flows through.
Feylinn is a land of gentle rolling and open forested hills, with the river bubbling up from the ground.
Not much can be said about Feylinn as those who have been there don't come back or those that have come back are closed mouthed and return to Feylinn within a few months of leaving it. The Light Elves of Sainred forest when asked about Feylinn say that it's more vibrant in every aspect in life and spirit.

Eponan: on the other side of Llyn-y-Fan-Fach and below Feylinn is the country called Eponan, A land of grass and rolling hills, Ideal for herds of animals, In fact that's what the people of Eponan, Eponanese, do they run herds of horses.
The horses are the finest bred on the continent of Rhydaman. The horses are strong and fast and fetch a price fair superior to any other.
Eponan has one major city near the border of Dal Ria-da called Cear Eponan.
This basically is the central administration and horse market.
Most of the time the majority of the Eponanese are in family groups herding their horses.