Crying Jungle

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The region of Vudra known as the Crying Jungle is one of the densest, most verdant jungles on the entire continent of Casmaron. The waters of the Baghshahi River that flow down from the Johar Mountains (that form the regions western border) and eventually empties into the Embaral Ocean is the lifeblood of the Crying Jungle. The jungle itself is dense, its canopy almost impenetrable but life blooms within, with countless species of animals, insects and plants dwelling within. The Crying Jungle is also home to a huge variety of humanoids from the vudrani humans and half-elves to ratfolk, ratajin, vanara, vishkanya and even the nefarious serpentfolk. Some of the mahajanapadas of the region are even openly ruled by nagas and rakshasas.[1]

The mahajanapada of Sikari sits in one of the most primal corners of the crying jungle and has had issues with its settlements being overrun with Sikari macaques, vast swarms of rabid monkeys.[2] The so-called "lost" mahajanapada Khoyadesh lies somewhere within the northern reaches of the region. Many mahajanapadas enclose Jansagar Lake in the south of the province which is home to the goddess Janpati.[1] Her blessings means that any animal that drinks from Jansagar Lake gain sapience and the neighbouring mahajanapada of Janvari consists of thousands of these awakened creature ruled by a sentient panther raja named Tendula. The Crying Jungle is also the centre of worship for the righteous monkey god Topimanu.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Saif Ansari. (2020). "Vudra, The Impossible Kingdoms". Sixty Feet Under, p. 70. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-263-1
  2. Brian Cortijo, Joshua J. Frost, James Jacobs, & Richard Pett. (2008). Bestiary. Escape from Old Korvosa, p. 88. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-092-6
  3. Saif Ansari. (2020). "Vudra, The Impossible Kingdoms". Sixty Feet Under, p. 70. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-263-1