The Living Environment
The native flora and fauna of the world is primordial and alien, and the lands and waters beyond the “civilized” regions of the jánah are anything but tame. The wilderness of Dárdünah teems with life of all kinds; the suthra (native beasts) of the world come in many shapes and sizes, resembling giant insects of an alien nature. There are monstrous suthra who dwell in the deepest jungles, oceans, mountains, and skies, suthra that are ridden as mounts on land and in the air, suthra trained like pets, and suthra that are raised for their meat, their shell, and their hides.
The varieties of flora in the world are strange and wonderful, some of them even filling the niches an animal would often fill, such as giant carnivorous plants. Much of the plant life exists at a much larger scale than we would find on our world, reminiscent of the prehistoric jungles of our most ancient times; huge ferns, strange glowing fungi, and even plants that can move of their own volition. Many varieties of trees can grow to gargantuan size, capable of supporting vast structures and ornate dwellings within them.