Bhaskara

Bhaskara

The continent of Bhaskara occupies the northern hemisphere of Devanand.  It stretches a little over 3000 miles, east to west, from the tip of Mahday to the tip of Mohanshu; and about 3500 miles north to south, from the coast of Mahday to the coast of the southern jungle, near the equator.  East to west, that’s about the same distance as between New York, New York and Anchorage, Alaska.  North to south is about the distance from Quebec City to the border between Ecuador and Peru.  This puts the line of tropic (on Terra this would be the Tropic of Cancer) in the middle of the continent.  For some perspective, this is the latitude of northern Africa, the center of Saudi Arabia, southern China, the center of Mexico, and Cuba.

Bhaskara has three principle mountain ranges: one in Mahday, one separating Mhadhavi from Devidhyaan, and the last separating Lalika from Jarayu.

The “hills” of Mahday are the remnants of a once-mighty mountain range.  They are old, and worn, and covered now in forest.

The middle range, which separates Mhadhavi from Devidhyaan, is younger.  There are several peaks that hold snow all year round.  At the heart of this range is the volcano named Mount Falak.  Of the dragons living on Bhaskara, only Praha is old enough to remember the last time Mount Falak erupted.

The southern range, called simply “the Teeth” by the inhabitants of Jarayu, is the youngest of the ranges, with the tallest peaks.  The foothills of this range are often taller than the mountains of Mahday, and much of the mid-range has snow-covered peaks year round.  This wide, rugged mountain range is still growing.

Bhaskara is an extensive landmass, with diverse climatic, geographical, and ecological regions.  Perfect for exploring.

 

 

Creative Commons License This work by Jean Headley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

 

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