The Burning Leaf
The Valley of the Spirits
A large bowl bowl shaped valley that houses many different ecosystems, species and peoples. The most prominent feature is a towering volcano the smolders at all times at its center and lowest point. From everywhere in the valley, you can see Khorivar, the volcano. At even increments, the valley trembles. It is a constant sign of the life granted by the volcano’s presence. the valley includes every ecosystem, from Tundra in the north to a Great Salt Lake in the south, marsh in the west, forest surrounding the volcano, etc. Desert in the east. There is a ring of impassable mountains all around the valley. No come in, no one goes out. This is normalcy for all the valleys inhabitants. Also, there is no sun in the valley. There is a consistent half light, day and night. People use the trembling of the volcano (we intend to give it a cool name) to tell time. All of this is so normal that we don’t want to explain it using exposition, we want it to just be figured out over time, contextually.