The following refers to the “under-side” of the continent of Levita. The conditions as well as means to access to the “top-side” of Levita are apparently unknown to the inhabitants of the “under-side”. It is theorized that the top-side is without atmosphere and uninhabited.
Levita days are 27 hours long and it’s light comes from small amounts of sunlight reaching it’s (inhabited) underside between the clouds, core and masses of the other two floating continents. Neither the the other two continents or any other astronomical bodies are visible from the underside of Levita.
The skies are filled with black, obscuring clouds which regularly precipitate an acidic rain and flash frequently with purple lightning.
The landscape is dominated by rocky and sandy terrain with a large lava pool situated at the center of the continental mass.
Levita’s atmosphere is higher than normal in oxygen which while it makes breathing easier (and may partly explain the inhabitants superior recuperative powers), it makes open fire very dangerous.
Finally, Levita’s smaller mass results in gravity approximately 75% normal.
There are no large standing bodies of water on the underside of Levita such as rivers, streams, lakes or oceans. Nor are there any forests or vegetation. Humans must purify this water by various means before it can be safely consumed.
Aside from humans, the entire ecology seems to be made up of only two other creatures: (there are many other forms of life, Humans are simply the “odd man out”)* Arthropods: (gr, list broke…)
—Rock Spider: A large part of the Fauna consists of crab-like scavengers. The common variety is only mildly venomous but extremely aggressive. Usually referred to as a “Rock Spider”, these well camouflaged hunters are armored with an extremely thick hide and are very agile. Armed with opposable mandibles and chela, the are capable of holding smaller prey while “seeding” mild venom throughout a region of tissue. Coloring varies with no distinguishable pattern.
- Cantilleous Fungi: These mushrooms grow underground and form part of the diet and many raw materials of human life on Levita.
- Gladiator Worms: These worms grow to approximately 15’ in length and feed on the fungi mentioned above. Many have been domesticated by humans as both a food source and as a means for detecting fungi growths below ground. As well these worms are called “Gladiator Worms” for the awesome strength they have shown both in hauling mining debris, as well as their ability to fight in the pits.
Aside from raiders who are possibly nomadic, there are seven established communities on the under-side of Levita. These range from small villages to larger towns.
- Puceus: A larger town boasting a “port” to one of the other continents.
- Croceus: A mid sized trading town at the crossroads on the western edge of Flowstone National Park
- Verdigris: A mid sized trading town at the crossroads on the eastern edge of Flowstone National Park
- Pateul: A larger town boasting a “port” to one of the other continents.
- Vis: A small village of approximately 75 individuals.
Barter is a very common means of trade in Levita. Some areas utilize currency. Vis uses a standard of currency called a “Shard” and smaller coin called a “Shine”. 100 Shine are worth 1 Shard.