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Baja Cliffs

The Baja Cliffs comprise what was once Baja California, a region of California stretching down into Mexico. This is a rough and untamed region, its northern edge littered with ruins but its southern reaches lost to towering mountains and dry, lightly forested ravines, valleys, and peaks. Among these peaks live isolated tribes of primitive folk, true tribals who live in small villages. .

Big Hole

The aptly named “Big Hole” is, of course, the Grand Canyon. Following the Fall, and decades of mindless chaos, the Grand Canyon stood as a silent but impenetrable barrier between the radiated wastes of the west, and the wind-swept deserts of the east. Though efforts were made in the early years to secure old passes through the Big Rocks, these ultimately proved impossible or unreliable. The solution was the Big Hole, which could be crossed by the use of airships moving on the winds produced by the trapped gales in the gorges and valleys..

Big Rocks

The title, “Big Rocks”, is obviously a barbarized name for the mighty Rocky Mountains. This region is so huge that to detail every lost city, forgotten valley, and mountain pass would be virtually impossible. Needless to say, the Big Rocks’ old passes and trails have long been abandoned due to vast deterioration by unchecked elemental forces over the years..

Burning Lands

The truth about the Burning Lands is a much more insidious and lethal danger, beyond the mere heat and lack of water that would otherwise classify it as deadly. No, the Burning Desert is cursed with a greater danger, the danger of radiation. The Burning Desert covers what was once a sprawling area covering half of Kansas and nearly all of what was once Nebraska. Today, complete and utter devastation of this longlost plains country has left it dead and empty. Sand has managed to collect here in vast waves seen rarely in the old Midwest, creating a dizzying and foreboding sea of sand as far as the eye can see.

Cursed Sea

The area that is now known as the “Cursed Desert” was formerly the Great Salt Lake Desert, located among the elevated barrens of northwestern Utah. Adding to the mystery of this desert is the actual existence of a region of a stranger, “bluer” color that stands out from the pale white expanses, somewhere to the north along what was once the northern shore of the Great Salt Lake. Here, natural mineral consumption of natural detritus and debris (including animal remains, but also loose-pored rocks and the like) has turned the ground and anything in contact with it, slowly, over years, into a turquoise-studded wasteland.

Deadlands

The Deadlands, despite their name, are among the most thriving regions of mutant and animal life on the Twisted Earth. The Deadlands cover all of what was once Nevada, and into southwest Utah. The odd settlement or two of humanoid habitation rises from this desolate, oppressive landscape here and there, often as not vanishing in a few years due to abandonment or the depravations of another group from the Deadlands.

Far Desert

The Far Desert stretches like a broad band across a tremendous area of the new American landscape; this landscape, covering well over one thousand miles, is as varied as the Twisted Earth itself. The Far Desert is home to dozens of unique and colorful settlements and communities. Sand-dusted but intact cities and ruins speckle the landscape every ten to fifty miles, becoming home to those who survived the Fall in shelters, or who returned to the cities from the wasteland to make homes among their burnt-out shells.

Fertile Crescent

While the Fertile Crescent was spared any direct nuclear attacks, its weather was nonetheless altered by the fallout. Plagued by rad-blizzards, it still maintains farming and trade routes within its boundaries.

Forbidden Lands

The Forbidden Lands are a roving region of true wasteland. What was once a major meeting place of highways connecting the American east and west suffered badly from the nuclear exchange but the roads remain and thus life continues to eke out an awful existence within. The middle and southern reaches of the Forbidden Lands, however, are home to an irregular collection of struggling and dying communities of all shapes and sizes.

Forgotten Desert

Not much is known of this distant wasteland of desert, except for the dramatic landscape – a great rolling basin of parched earth, its color ranging from a reddish orange in its wide open places to deep black at the foot of the mountains and rock mesas where shadows congregate in fear of the crimson sun. The Forgotten Desert’s emptiness is accentuated only by miles of old roads that seem to go on forever, only to abruptly vanish into the sands with little or no warning.

Glowing Hills

The “Glowing Hills” comprise a part of the Big Rocks that once sheltered numerous missile bases of the Ancients just prior to the Fall. During that great cataclysm, these bases were saturated with nuclear attacks that ravaged all of northern Montana, turning into a vast radiated wasteland. The tell-tale glow that has earned the region its name can be seen almost 100 miles away over distant peaks like an aurora of greenish flame visible from dusk till dawn.

Grass Plains

This is a vast region of arid grazing country largely preserved despite the continental shift in temperature to a more dry and hot climate. This sprawling expanse of scrub plains and grassland cover much of what was once the great state of Texas, as well as the swampy, forgotten lands of Louisiana and Arkansas. Few people can speak with any certainty of this vast plain, because though precious and enviable, they have become home to a growing empire known only as the “Savants” – powerful mutant overlords with mastery of mental abilities that permit them to bring cruel dominance over those who would oppose them.

Graveyard of Bone Cities

During the height of the Ancients’ reign, mankind’s population was obscenely abundant all across the face of the earth. The Metropoli were virtually self-contained domed cities with accommodations for upwards of one million people each, with ingeniously thoughtout road systems and city structuring. Now the region of once-great Metropolis domes is nothing but a wasteland of haunting monuments to the glory and ingenuity of the Ancients.

Great Rift Valley

The Great Rift Valley was, of course, formed by the violent movement of the San Andreas Fault, triggered deliberately by the impact of ICBMs. Over time, however, the San Andreas continued to rumble and spread, and with the decades came to become what is now known as the Great Rift Valley.

Lost Mud Sea

The so-called “Lost Mud Sea” is just a myth; it is, in fact, the beginnings of the Gulf of Mexico, skirted by mud flats around the coast. There is no vast expanse of dried-up ocean, but an ugly brown-green sea still poisoned by the industry and wars of the Ancients.

Lost Paradise

The Lost Paradise exists well beyond the Range of the Lost and the Forgotten Desert, in a place unreachable by current means and methods – at least no has tried. Only rumors exist about this legendary “Shangri- La” (formerly the forests of Washington State and the Cascade range), but tales speak of deep and lush forests, multitudes of fresh and drinkable waterfalls among the mountains, great gorges and rapid rivers moving down them like veins of sapphire blue.

If the Lost Paradise even exists, however, or if it is just a beloved myth spawned by miserable and desperate people of a dry and unforgiving world, is something that can only be guessed at.

Mountains Of Misery

A country of dry hot peaks and wind-swept valleys prone to sandstorms and drought, the lack of water, life, and proximity to other regions largely meant a slow abandonment of the mountains to time and the elements. In recent years, however, certain raider groups have come to make the northern reaches of the Mountains of Misery their home.

Purple Desert

The Purple Desert is a vast stretch of wasteland that once occupied a huge area of the United States. The Purple Desert gets its name from the purplish glow that emanates from the sands at night. Few travelers dare come through the Purple Desert, for sickness and wasting fever are said to affect those who do. Though rumors of new settlements and a building trade organization have surfaced.

Range Of The Lost

There’s not much to say about this distant corner of the world, since few have ever visited the towering peaks and returned to tell of it. Now, with roads swallowed up by encroaching forests or buried from years of elemental exposure, the range has become an isolated, impassable barrier to the people of the lower-altitude regions.

Sierra Gehenna

This desolate region is dominated by some of the most infamous ruin-settlements of the Twisted Earth, where savage warlike peoples form into virtual “city states” and pockets of villainy among the deserts and hills. Such is the way of the Sierra Gehenna, a cruel, hard land where might makes right and where the only survivors are those who learn to prey on others. Slavery is by far the greatest trade here, with large armed and motorized bands leaving the great ruins regularly to head into the mountains and raid the savage villages there for new flesh.

Wilds of Desolation

The Wilds of Desolation are anything but desolate, and the stories about this rugged natural country are largely true. Inhabited by mutant tribes fleeing the Savant armies of the south, the Wilds have become a virtual “Stalingrad”, a bloodbath and meat-grinder against savant expansion.

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