Lunerest is a vast continent surrounded by stars, space dust and strangely, some water! Lunerest has three, extra-bright, powerful moons that Lunerest relies on. The moons names are Trellisa, Oborn and Yanwei. Xyns need moonlight to survive, those who dimension-hop often don't get enough moonlight so they have to make journeys back to Lunerest to recharge.
Map of Lunerest:
(map by northfarer)
Elysium Heights: A cloud continent maintained by skilled weather-pixyns and moxyns/vexyns proficient in wind and water magic. Any xyn with wings can walk on clouds! All of the buildings and structures are made of clouds. The weather is consistently mild since no plants grow here. It's seen as a haven away from corruption, but the xyns still have to make periodic journeys to recharge their magic in the moonlight since a ton of energy is used to maintain Elysium Heights and moonlight doesn't easily pass through the cloudy terrain. A lot of older xyns retire up in Elysium Heights because of it's safety and consistency. Adventurous xyns tend to get bored here easily.
Pixiehome: The most lush, densely forested part of Lunerest populated primarily by pixyns! All of the structures and buildings are made of plants and trees. It always smells like a mix of mulch, leaves and flowers. There's scheduled rain nearly every other day to keep all of the plants happy! Since the moonlight doesn't filter through the dense tree-cover much, all of the xyns ascend to the treetops to bathe in moonlight every night. It's a haven for pixyns and known to be relatively safe because of the powerful moon river surrounding it.
Moonreach: The royal capital of Lunerest located in a relatively mild-hilly area. The buildings here are primarily made of space-rock and tend to be extravagant. There's a huge wall surrounding the city that scout-xyns regularly patrol. All of the most prestigious magic and knight schools are located here. Xyns in search of knowledge and/or power usually reside in Moonreach. It's heavily populated due to being far away from the Corrupted Lands and the queens live here! The city parties hard every month.
Wingfell: A city located near Quietphase Lake, the xyns here are deeply spiritual. The area is full of hills and relatively humid since it’s near the lake. Xyns here tend to be here for training since the lake provides a lot of energy from its moonwater. There are lots of temples and bamboo-like forests around.
Corrupted Lands: Corruption beasts reside here for the most part other than the very rare creature/plant that can live without magic. The landscape is extremely cavernous and devoid of life, the landscape tends to be dark black/brown colours. Xyns don’t live here for the most part, as it’s extremely dangerous.
Perilunal Plains: The flattest part of Lunerest! There are a few settlements dotted throughout the plains for xyns who don’t want to be near the hustle and bustle of the city, but still remain in its protection.
Selune Woods: Temperate woodlands that lead out into sandy beaches, the Selune Woods are known to grow lots of rare, magical plants and resources. It’s a pretty popular place to live since it’s very lush and far away from the Corrupted Lands, but Corruption Beasts tend to go here in the winter months looking for magic to prey upon.
Frostouched Pines: Taiga forests that lead into tall, snowy mountains. It’s always cold here and it snows frequently. The mountains have the most powerful, wise xyns located in them, due to the tops of the mountains being close to the sky. Vexyns tend to live here to be near Valorise.
Valorise: A vexyn-heavy city located in the Frostouched Pines mountain range. Even though it’s in the mountains, it’s kept warm by the xyns located here that are proficient in fire magic. The buildings here are made of stone and are relatively modest in architecture.
Heartsong Isles: A cluster of islands located in the Starkind Seas, the islands are tropical in temperature and attract xyns who love the sun and ocean! There’s even cities underneath the islands in the sea. Singing, swimming and lounging are all popular pastimes! It’s very far from Moonreach so not a lot of powerful xyns live around here, leaving it relatively vulnerable to Corruption Beast attacks.
All of the little portraits for the areas were done by northfarer!
There are day and night versions available for clarity but Lunerest is canonically always nighttime except for the 1st of the month!