The Hollow Earth
Uluru - The Great Plain
Uluru is made up of four key locations:
- Ayfa, a country of desert dwellers, known as the Land of the Shifting Gold.
- Krowe, a loosely-organized nation of tribal peoples who celebrate totems and the spirits of the land. Not much is known about their customs but their peoples are friendly when approached, if not reserved. They are quiet people who prefer to let others speak before they do. They trust the spirits and the land to provide for them and are keenly in tune with the wilderness. Himar is referred to by others as its capital city but it serves more as a central meeting place than anything. Once a year all the tribes in Krowe make their way to Himar for the Great Moot, a meeting of the elders to inform one another of stories and legends and developments in their regions. During those times, Himar swells from its normal population of nearly 2000 to well over 5000.
- The Great Wash, a vast desert that covers most of the continent. Legends speak of ruined cities covered by vicious sandstorms and beautiful oasises amidst the sand. Some people of Ayfa make a living venturing out into the desert and raiding ruins constantly being uncovered by sandstorms. Adventurers often set out to raid the ruins as well if their location has been made public. The treasures contained in them are both old and powerful – capable of making someone very wealthy or very powerful over night – if they can survive the beasts within. The people of Krowe do the same but rather than selling the goods or hoarding them, they revere them as religious artifacts sent by the spirits at key moments. The uncovered ruins and what they contain are thought of as direct messages from above. The monsters that might be in there are celestial tests of devotion.
- The area to the south has no real name but are referred either to Giantshead or Mishra’s Range depending on the direction they’re referring to. The region is made up of a collection of small towns and loosely organized territories. Not much is know about the areas as they’re highly spiritual places that people stay away from them for superstitious reasons. Legends hint at strange, ruined thousand-year-old civilizations below the surface prowling with creatures never seen before or since.