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Equis is the second most temperate of Aziel's four continents, with massive and dense forests dominating the majority of the landscape, and vast deserts in between. The aforementioned forests contain many wonderous species of plants, including various species of bioluminescent bushes, grass, and vines that make up the a large part of the ecosystem. The largest part of it's ecosystem however would be it's fauna which dominates the continent. From ravaging beasts, to peaceful herd species, there's no shortage of life on Equis.

Equis is the most populated out of all the four continents of Aziel, as it's the safest with no great dangers. It's population is very large, even being larger then entire colony worlds. One of the main factors for Equis having such a high population would be it's geography, as the terrain is mostly made out of endless expanses of vast grasslands and sparse woodlands.

Because there are few industries or refineries on the surface, the continent's principal exports are more organic in character than those of other continents. As a result, the continent's greatest exports are drinking water and food. The vast amount of freshwater on the continent's surface, with its thirty-six major lakes of pure drinkable water, would be the cause for this, as many species rely on it to survive and flourish. In terms of foodstuff, the deep woods and grasslands are overflowing with a diverse range of flora and wildlife, as well as vast swaths of fertile soil to cultivate and raise the required food supply.

Civilization

Ecology

Equis is a dynamic landmass with dozens of distinct ecosystems that are home to thousands of different species of flora and fauna. Equis' ecology, while not as diversified as that of other continents, never fails to impress even the most intrepid travelers. The extraordinarily high level of bioluminescence, a phenomenon primarily seen on Equis, distinguishes Equis' ecosystems from all others. Bioluminescence is employed for a variety of purposes, involving communication, enticing prey, and driving predators away. At night, the grass' bioluminescence flows like a wave, while the leaves of trees begin to emit a light-blue glow, creating a stellar lightshow.

The majority of terrestrial life on Equis is mammalian, with only a few reptile and even fewer amphibian species. Mammals account for about seventy percent of the terrestrial lifeforms on Equis, a far higher proportion than on any of the other landmasses. While none of them have higher brain functions besides the basic needs to survive, they do show a wonderful insight into how this planet and planets in general give birth to life.

The plant organisms of Equis are made up of trees and flowers, with only a few dozen of grass species, even less bush species and almost no brush and fungi species. Although the grass species are few in number, they grow fast and cover wide areas. The trees and flowers cover a lot more though and because they use up most of the nutrients, other species like shrubs and fungi haven't been able to reach higher numbers.

The wonders seen on the surface are also seen underwater. A huge variety of corals and aquatic plants have made their home in the waters of Equis, both living in harmony with each other, at least in most cases. Some species have developed into more aggressive forms, effectively trying to force their species wherever there's water for them. This has lead to the decline of some other species, but also to the rise of new, specialized predators.

Geography

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