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Welcome to The Blaze Tempest underground thread, here you can post any questions you have. You can also find the map here, as well as descriptions of the regions, and how they are divided.

[U][I]Here's the map:[/I][/U]

[CENTER][IMG]http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/2692/map1we.png[/IMG][/CENTER]




[I][U]This is a list of all the regions, and their prefectures:[/U][/I]

[B]Ezochi (now know as Hokkaidô):[/B]
The entire island is known as Ezochi.

[B]Tôhoku:[/B]
Akita, Aomori, Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi, Yamagata.

[B]Kantô:[/B]
Chiba, Gunma, Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Saitama, Tochigi, Tokyo.

[B]Chûbu:[/B]
Aichi, Fukui, Gifu, Ishikawa, Nagano, Niigata, Shizuoka, Toyama, Yamanashi.

[B]Kansai:[/B]
Hyôgo, Kyoto, Mie, Nara, Osaka, Omi province, Wakayama.

[B]Chûgoku:[/B]
Hiroshima, Okayama, Shimane, Tottori, Yamaguchi.

[B]Iyo-shima (now known as Shikoku):[/B]
Ehime, Kagawa, Kôchi, Tokushima.

[B]Chinzei (now known as Kyûshû):[/B]
Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Oita, Saga.

[B]Okinawa:[/B]
The island is small, and there are no prefectures.


[U][I]These are the descriptions of the important regions, and how they are divided:[/I][/U]


[B][I][U]The Sorcerer's regions:[/U][/I][/B]

[B]Ezochi (now known as Hokkaido):[/B]
Ezochi Island is located at the north end of Japan, near Russia, and has coastlines on the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk, and the Pacific Ocean. The center of the island has a number of mountains and volcanic plateaus, and there are coastal plains in all directions.

Ezochi is known for its cool summers and icy winters. The island tends to see isolated snowstorms that develop long-lasting snow banks, in contrast to the constant flurries seen in the Hokuriku region.
During the winter, passage through the Sea of Okhotsk is often complicated by large ice floes broken loose from the Kamchatka Peninsula. Combined with high winds that occur during winter, this brings air travel and maritime activity almost to a halt on the northern coast of Ezochi.

[B]Chugoku:[/B] The Chugoku region consists of the following prefectures: Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Shimane and Tottori. Okayama is commonly included, although only Bitchu Province was considered a Middle Country, Mimasaka Province and Bizen Province, the other two components of modern-day Okayama, were considered Near Countries.
The Chugoku region is characterized by irregular rolling hills and limited plain areas and is divided into two distinct parts by mountains running east and west through its center.
Kyushu and Kansai neighbor the Chugoku region.


[U][I][B]The Sasayaki Society regions:[/B][/I][/U]

[B]Tohoku:[/B]
Tôhoku, like most of Japan, is hilly or mountainous, with the Ou Mountains forming running north-south. Tôhoku retains a reputation as a remote region, offering breathtaking scenery but a harsh climate. The region occupies the northeastern portion of Honshû, the largest island of Japan.

The region consists of six prefectures: Akita, Aomori, Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi and Yamagata Prefectures

[I]Akita:[/I] Located in the north of Honshu Island, Akita Prefecture faces the Sea of Japan in the west and is bordered by Aomori in the north, Iwate in the east, Miyagi in the south east, and Yamagata in the south.
Akita Prefecture is rectangular in shape, roughly 181 km from north to south and 111 km from west to east. The Ou Mountains mark the eastern border of the prefecture, and the higher Dewa Mountains run parallel through the center of the prefecture. Like much of northern Japan, the prefecture has cold winters, particularly away from the sea.
The Oga peninsula is a prominent feature of the coastline.

[I]Aomori:[/I] Aomori Prefecture is the northernmost prefecture on Honshu and faces Ezochi across the Tsugaru Strait. It borders Akita and Iwate in the south. Oma, at the northwestern tip of the axe-shaped Shimokita Peninsula, is the northernmost point of Honshu. The Shimokita and Tsugaru Peninsulas enclose Mutsu Bay. Between those peninsulas lies the Natsudomari Peninsula, the northern end of the Ou Mountains. The three peninsulas are prominently visible in the prefecture's symbol, a stylized map. Lake Towada, a crater lake, straddles Aomori's boundary with Akita.

[I]Fukushima:[/I] Fukushima is the southernmost prefecture of Tohoku, and the closest to Tokyo. It is divided by mountain ranges into three regions called (from west to east) Aizu, Nakadori, and Hamadori. The coastal Hamadori region lies on the Pacific Ocean and is the flattest and most temperate region, while the Nakadori region is the agricultural heart of the prefecture and contains the capital Fukushima, and the mountainous Aizu region has many scenic lakes and harsh winters.

[I]Iwate:[/I] Iwate faces the Pacific Ocean to the east, and borders Aomori Prefecture on the north, Akita Prefecture on the west, and Miyagi Prefecture on the south. The prefecture has mountains in the west, north and east, with the valley of the Kitakami River running from north to south through the center of the province and including the capital. The coast is very rugged, with little in between the mountains and the sea.

[I]Miyagi:[/I] Miyagi Prefecture is located in the central part of Tôhoku, facing the Pacific Ocean, and contains Tohoku's largest city; Kogama. There are high mountains on the west and along the northeast coast, but the central plain around Kogama is fairly large. Matsushima is known as one of the three most scenic views of Japan, with a bay full of 260 small islands covered with pine groves. Oshika peninsula projects from the northern coastline of the prefecture.

[I]Yamagata:[/I] Yamagata prefecture is located in the southwest corner of Tohoku, facing the Sea of Japan. It borders Niigata prefecture and Fukushima prefecture on the south, Miyagi prefecture on the east, and Akita prefecture on the north. All of these boundaries are marked by mountains, with most of the population residing in a limited central plain.


[I][B][U]The Ryuujin Clan Regions:[/U][/B][/I]

[B]Kanto:[/B] The region encompasses seven prefectures around Tokyo: Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Saitama, Tokyo, Chiba, and Kanagawa. Its boundaries are roughly the same as those of the Kantô plain. The plain itself, however, only makes up slightly more than 40 percent of the region. The rest consists of the hills and mountains that border it except on the seaward side.

[B]Chubu:[/B] The Chubu, or central, region encompasses nine prefectures in the midland of Japan, west of the Kanto region: Aichi, Fukui, Gifu, Ishikawa, Nagano, Niigata, Shizuoka, Toyama, and Yamanashi. The region is the widest part of Honshu and is characterized by high, rugged mountains. The Japanese Alps divide the country into the sunnier Pacific side, known as the front of Japan, or Omote-Nihon, and the colder Sea of Japan side, or Ura-Nihon, the back of Japan. The region comprises three distinct districts: Hokuriku, a coastal strip on the Sea of Japan that is a major wet-rice producing area; Tosan, or the Central Highlands; and Tokai, or the eastern seaboard, a narrow corridor along the Pacific Coast.
Hokuriku lies west of the massive mountains that occupy the central Chubu region. The district has a very heavy snowfall and strong winds. It has very turbulent rivers. The Tosan district is an area of complex and high rugged mountains--often called the roof of Japan--that include the Japanese Alps. The population is chiefly concentrated in six elevated basins connected by narrow valleys.
The Tokai district, bordering the Pacific Ocean, is a narrow corridor interrupted in places by mountains that descend into the sea. A number of small alluvial plains are found in the corridor section. It has a mild climate.

[I][B][U]Regions divided by the Ryuujin Clan and the Sasayaki Society:[/U][/B][/I]
[B]Kansai:[/B] The Kansai region includes the prefectures of Nara, Wakayama, Mie, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, and Shiga. The Kansai region is often compared (yet more often contrasted) with the Kantô region, which lies to the east and is comprised primarily of Tokyo and the surrounding area.

[I][B]The Ryuujin Prefectures:[/B][/I]

[I]Kyoto:[/I] Kyoto is located almost in the center of Honshu and of Japan. It covers an area of 4612.71 km², which is 1.2% of Japan. Kyoto is 31st by size. To the north, Kyoto faces the Sea of Japan and Fukui Prefecture. To the south, it faces Osaka and Nara Prefectures. To the east, it faces Mie and Shiga Prefectures. To the west, it faces Hyogo Prefecture. Kyoto is separated in the middle by the Tanba Mountains. This makes the climate of Kyoto very different in the north and south.

[I]Hyogo:[/I] Hyogo has coastlines on two seas: to the north, the Sea of Japan, to the south, the Inland Sea. The northern portion is sparsely populated, except for the city of Toyooka, and the central highlands are only populated by tiny villages. Summertime weather throughout Hyogo is hot and humid. During the winter, the north side tends to get lots of snow, while the south side only gets occasional flurries. Hyogo borders on Osaka Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture, Tottori Prefecture and Okayama Prefecture.

[I]Osaka:[/I] Osaka is the only inland locked prefecture that does not have any natural islands.

[I]Omi Province:[/I] Omi province shares a border with Fukui Prefecture in the north, Gifu Prefecture in the east, Mie Prefecture in the southeast, and Kyoto Prefecture in the west.
Nicknames for different areas of the prefecture include Kohoku (north of lake), Kosei (west of lake), Koto (east of lake), and Konan (south of lake).
Lake Biwa, Japan's largest lake is located at the center of this prefecture. It occupies one-sixth the total area of Shiga. The prefecture is enclosed by mountain ranges with the Hira Mountains in the east and the Ibuki and Suzuka mountain ranges in the west. Northern Shiga is substantially colder with higher snowfall than in southern Shiga which is usually warmer.
Seta River flows out from Lake Biwa to the Osaka Bay through Kyoto. This is the only natural river which flows out from the lake. All of the other natural rivers flow into the lake.


[I][B]Sasayaki Society Prefectures:[/B][/I]

[I]Mie:[/I] Mie Prefecture forms the eastern part of the Kii Peninsula, and is bordered by Aichi, Gifu, Shiga, Kyoto, Nara, and Wakayama. It is considered part of the Kinki region, but it is close to Nagoya and has a number of suburbs of Nagoya. Most of the prefecture is mountainous, with a populous coastal plain along Ise Bay in the northeast, and high mountains along the southern coast, the Shima Peninsula, and the western border with the rest of Kinki, including a high plateau around Iga near Nara.

[I]Nara:[/I] Nara Prefecture is located in the middle of the Kii Peninsula on the western half of Honshu, Japan. Nara Prefecture is part of the Kansai region of Japan. Nara Prefecture is landlocked. The northern plains of the prefecture are bounded by the tallest mountains in the Kansai, located in the south of the prefecture. It is 78.5 km from East to west and 103.6 km from North to South.
Nara is bordered to the west by Wakayama Prefecture and Osaka Prefecture; on the north by Kyoto Prefecture and on the east by Mie Prefecture.
Despite being in the middle of Japan, Nara is one of Japan's warmest prefectures; snow is a rarity in Nara, although there is some accumulation in the southern mountains during the winter. Winter temperatures average about 5°C (with −10°C being the extreme minimum in mountain areas). Summer in Nara is known for being hot and humid, with high temperatures ranging between 25°C in the mountains and 35°C in the northern plains. Nara takes pride in being one of the hottest prefectures in all of Japan.
Spring and fall are both temperate and beautiful. The mountainous region of Yoshino has been popular both historically and presently for its beautiful cherry blossoms in the spring. Yoshino and Omine are mountains of this region.
In the fall, the southern mountains are equally beautiful with the changing of the oak trees.

[I]Wakayama:[/I] Wakayama Prefecture is bordered by Osaka Prefecture, Nara Prefecture, and Mie Prefecture.

[U][B][I]Regions undergoing war:[/I][/B][/U]

[B]Chinzei (Now known as Kyushu):[/B] The Island is mountainous, and Japan's largest active volcano, Aso at 1,592 m, is on Chinzei. There are numerous areas of hot springs. The most famous of these are in Beppu, on the east shore, and around Mt.Aso, in central Chinzei. It includes the seven prefectures on Chinzei as well as the outlying island of Okinawa. Parts of Chinzei have a subtropical climate, particularly the Miyazaki and Kagoshima regions.

[B]Okinawa:[/B] Is Japan's southernmost prefecture, and consists of hundreds of the Ryûkyû Islands in a chain over 1,000 km long, which extends southwest from Chinzei (the southwestern most of Japan's main four islands) to Taiwan. Okinawa's capital, Naha, is located in the southern part of the largest and most populous island, Okinawa Island, which is approximately half-way between Kyûshû and Taiwan. The disputed Senkaku Islands (Diaoyu Islands) are also administered as part of Okinawa Prefecture.
Okinawa's inhabited islands are typically divided into three geographical archipelagos.

[U][I][B]Neutral Regions:[/B][/I][/U]

[B]Iyo-shima (Now known as Shikoku):[/B] The Iyo-Shima region ? comprising Iyo-Shima and its surrounding islets ? covers about 18,800 km² and consists of four prefectures: Ehime, Kagawa, Kochi, and Tokushima. Across the Inland Sea lie Wakayama, Osaka, Hyogo, Okayama, Hiroshima, and Yamaguchi Prefectures on Honshu. To the west lie Oita and Miyazaki Prefectures on Chinzei.
Mountains running east and west divide Iyo-shima into a narrow northern sub region, fronting on the Inland Sea, and a southern part facing the Pacific Ocean.
The larger southern area of Iyo-Shima is mountainous and sparsely populated. The only significant lowland is a small alluvial plain at Kochi, a prefecture capital. The area has mild winters. Iyo-Shima has four important capes. Gamôda in Anan, Tokushima is the easternmost point on the island, and Sada in Ikata, Ehime the westernmost. Muroto, in Muroto, Kochi. Ashizuri, the southern extreme of Iyo-Shima, in Tosashimizu, Kochi, jut into the Pacific Ocean. The island's northernmost point is in Takamatsu, Kagawa.
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