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Biome

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A screenshot showing two different biomes.

There are more than 18 biomes being considered for the game. These biomes will vary in humidity, temperature (based on latitude), and elevation. Each biome also brings with it a natural set of adaptations of plants and animals, with unique flora and fauna. To ensure a consistent food chain throughout Elyria, the designers are starting from the lowest level of the food chain - lichen, moss, fungi, etc... and are working their way up. [1] Note that not every biome will be in the game upon launch.

Biome Type List[edit | edit source]

"Additional biomes that are totally unique to the world of Elyria may be added."[2][3]

Alpine Forest[2][4][edit | edit source]

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Alpine Tundra[4][edit | edit source]

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Arid Desert[2][4][edit | edit source]

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Coniferous Forest[4][edit | edit source]

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Deciduous (Temperate)[2] Forest[4][edit | edit source]

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Evergreen (Temperate)[2] Forest[4][edit | edit source]

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Graminoid Tundra[4][edit | edit source]

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Grass and Shrub Savannah[2][4][edit | edit source]

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Grasslands Savannah[2][edit | edit source]

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Grassland Steppe[2][4][edit | edit source]

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Lower Montane Forest[2][edit | edit source]

In the Lower Montane Forest biome, the sturdy Mountain Juniper, Ponderosa Pine, and Jeffrey Pine trees will make up the the bulk of the forests that blanket these regions. These trees make an inviting home for owls, rabbits, beavers, chipmunks, deer, chickadees, and king snakes while also providing excellent camouflage for the Conifer Rat. Mountain meadows contain a variety of wildflowers such as the blue penstemon, astrantia snow star, and hearty breed of violet that provides both food and cover for the Flower-Cup Porcupines that call the region home. Otter Bears populate the rivers that wind through the steppe and feed on fish and the occasional, inattentive land animal that stops by to drink from the cool, mountain rivers. Canis Rabbits also range into this biome as well as the lowland plains. Farmers in Titan's Steppe know well the cutworm moth, as well, whose larvae can easily destroy entire crops if not kept in check.[5]

Mangrove (Wetland, Salt Water)[2][4][edit | edit source]

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Monsoon Forest[2][edit | edit source]

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Montane Steppe[4][edit | edit source]

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Polar Desert[4][edit | edit source]

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Rocky Mountain Temperate Steppe[2][edit | edit source]

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Semi-Arid Desert[2][4][edit | edit source]

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Shrublands[2][edit | edit source]

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Shrub Steppe[2][4][edit | edit source]

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Swamp Wetland (Freshwater)[2][4][edit | edit source]

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Taiga[2][4][edit | edit source]

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Tree and Shrub Savannah[2][4][edit | edit source]

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Tropical Rainforest[2][4][edit | edit source]

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Tropical Wetland (Freshwater)[2][4][edit | edit source]

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Tundra[2][4][edit | edit source]

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Wetland[2][edit | edit source]

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Woodland Savannah[2][4][edit | edit source]

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Zones[edit | edit source]

Each server's world will be procedurally generated, and thus will have a different arrangement of biomes.

See Also[edit | edit source]

Note[edit | edit source]

Biomes can be altered over time. [6]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Walsh, Jeremy "Caspian" "A World Being Built..." Aug 14, 2016 Blog
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 Forging A Legacy, 15 December 2016. Katherine "Vye" Bridwell. Blog.
  3. Clarification on biomes not on the dev journal, 15 December 2016. Katherine "Vye" Bridwell forum post
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 Biomes Q&A. 12 December 2016. Jeromy "Caspian" Walsh, Miguel "Souzou" Sierra, Eddie "Heat1996" Smith, and Katherine "Vye" Bridwell.
  5. Vye Alexander Biodiversity is Key 31 May 2017
  6. Q&A January 10th, 2017 Chronicles of Elyria Channel