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Lake Ocota

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Lake Ocota is the largest freshwater body of water in the Mwangi Expanse and lies at the heart of the Mwangi Jungle. Numerous rivers flow into it, and the Vanji River flows out of the lake, reaching the Fever Sea at Bloodcove. The lake is a hundred miles across.[1][2]


The lake is home to creatures unknown elsewhere. These include the zinza, swift, flightless birds with reptile-like teeth. There are also more dangerous creatures, long-necked aquatic predators that seem to be a throwback to ancient times. These beasts are happy to snatch unwary prey from boats, docks or shores; they can also sometimes be found wandering the region's rivers.[3] These creatures are in fact members of two separate species of aquatic predators: a reclusive population of mokele-mbembes that rarely leave the deeper parts of the lake and numerous crocodile-headed water orms. The orms are the offspring of a larger, ancient specimen known as the Fetid God, which lives in the center of the lake and rarely surfaces.[4][5]

The blanchess urchin is found in the lake and its ink is known to be used by Mwangi mystics to bring forth the seventh flavour.[6]

Places of interest

The dreaded city of Usaro stands on the lake's southern shore. There are also numerous other ruined cities.[1] At the heart of the lake is a tall rock known as the Spire of Destiny.[3]


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