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Sheer

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The Sheer is a massive range of mountains with powerful storms at the top. It comprises the geography of the Clock of Kala.

Background[edit | edit source]

No knowledge of geology is needed to recognize that the Sheer is an artificial path sliced right through the Clock. It stretches for 320 miles and is a uniform 73 miles wide, with perfectly smooth, vertical walls cut through the mountains. The ground of the Sheer is generally as smooth as the walls, although the aeons have brought about minor changes due to falling rocks, geological upheavals, and so on. Still, after however many millions of years it has existed, the Sheer remains more like a corridor that an actual mountain pass.

The walls of the Sheer are frequently punctuated with waterfalls that drop the entire height - about 10,000 ft. on average - and collect in pools and streams that disappear beneath the mountains again.

At each end of the Sheer, people have built a trade city. A single road connects these two settlements, offering the only means of traveling between the Beyond and the otherwise sequestered land of Augur-Kala.[1]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

During the winter, the pools and streams around the Sheer fill with pale, blind squid. Having spent their adolescence beneath the mountains, the adult squid attempt to propel themselves up the waterfalls to spawn. If captured, they produce a dark green ink that lasts for many years. [2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Cook, Monte, et al. “Beyond The Beyond.” Numenera Discovery, Monte Cook Games, LLP, 2018, pp. 206. Numenera. ISBN 978-1-939979-77-3
  2. Cook, Monte, et al. “Beyond The Beyond.” Numenera Discovery, Monte Cook Games, LLP, 2018, pp. 206. Numenera. ISBN 978-1-939979-77-3