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  • Grasslands

    Grasslands are areas where the vegetation is dominated by grasses and other herbaceous (non-woody) plants. However, sedge and rush families can also be found. Grasslands occur naturally on all continents. * [[Allos | Allos]] * [[Anky | Anky]] * [[ …

  • Deserts

    A desert is a landscape or region that receives an extremely low amount of precipitation, less than enough to support growth of most plants. Most deserts have an average annual precipitation of less than 400 millimetres. Deserts can also be described as …

  • Forests

    A forest, also referred to as a wood or the woods, is an area with a high density of trees. As with cities, depending where you are in the world, what is considered a forest may vary significantly in size and have various classification according to how …

  • Mountains

    A mountain is a large landform that stretches above the surrounding land in a limited area usually in the form of a peak. A mountain is generally steeper than a hill. The adjective montane is used to describe mountainous areas and things associated with …

  • Steppes or Prairies

    In physical geography, a steppe is an ecoregion, in the montane grasslands and shrublands and temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands biomes, characterized by grassland plains without trees apart from those near rivers and lakes. The shortgrass and …

  • Coasts or Shorelines

    The coastline or seashore is where the land meets the sea or ocean. A precise line that can be called a coastline cannot be determined due to the dynamic nature of tides. The term "coastal zone" can be used instead, which is a spatial zone where …

  • Swamplands

    A swamp is a wetland with some flooding of large areas of land by shallow bodies of water. A swamp generally has a large number of hammocks, or dry-land protrusions, covered by aquatic vegetation, or vegetation that tolerates periodical inundation. The …

  • Jungles

    A Jungle is an area of land in the tropics overgrown with dense vegetation. On Celestia the term refers to all tropical rainforests. These rainforests are humid. Tall, broad-leaved evergreen trees are the dominant plants, forming a leafy canopy over the …

  • Tundra

    In physical geography, tundra is a biome where the tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons. There are three types of tundra: Arctic tundra, alpine tundra, and Antarctic tundra. In tundra, the vegetation is composed of dwarf …

  • Ruins

    Ruins describes the pre-Cataclysm structures of all types still existing on Celestia. This includes a wide selection of buildings, both above and below ground. However the below ground structures outnumber the remaining above ground structures several …

  • Exotic

    Exotic is more a category, than a type of terrain. Anything that doesn't seem to fit anywhere else is included here. This also includes truly unique creatures found on Celestia. Many of these creatures will be found in or near [[Ruins]], but due to their …

  • Seas and Oceans

    These refer to all large bodies of water that surround the land (rather than lakes, which are water surrounded by land). The only difference ion general use is that seas have a limited area defined by local use. Some of these may border things like …

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