“Trylithia is a gem among the stars,” Damek waxed eloquently. “There is an area of it called Duskrealm which is most beautiful. There is also a vast, snowy region, and a desert on the opposite side of the planet.”
(The Sorcerer’s Realm 127)
Trylithia is marked by a diversity of climate zones that form rings around its circumference. The planet has a 180˚ tilt and rotates very slowly on its axis, causing the same side to always face the sun. Directly beneath the sun is the south pole, called the Scorched Lands, with no surface water and a temperature of 180˚F. Only sand and bare rock exist here...there are no plants or animals.
At a slight angle to the sun but still in perpetual daylight are the Sun Lands, which range between 130 to 100˚F. Resilient flora and fauna make their home here, in climates ranging from desert dunes to hot grassland. Bathed in afternoon and sunset light are the Jungle Regions, with temperatures of 90 to 70˚F and high to moderate humidity. As their name implies, they hold a variety of forests, groves of giant trees, and some mountains.
Farther north lies Duskrealm, a climate ring half in shadow which sits at a cool 60˚F to freezing. This region is a mixture of grassy flatland, swamp, forests and high, rocky mountains, with gorgeous bio-luminescent flora and fauna. The Frozen Lands, bathed in perpetual night, plummet from 32˚F at their borders to – 70˚F at the north pole, and are locked in snow and ice.
The first inhabitants of Trylithia led primitive lives and lived almost exclusively in the Jungle Lands. They fought wild beasts and hunted to stay alive. Gradually, they started building walled villages and conquering their environment. With protection from the elements and from wild animals, the population of Trylithia grew, and people began settling regions farther north and south.