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Added more about weather of Hereva and the naming of the moons

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# Place
# Places
## Hereva
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Pepper and Carrot inhabit the magical land of Hereva. Hereva was born from the magical forces known as "Chaos and Evolutions". "Chaos and Evolutions" exist within the cosmos and Hereva formed when the magic elements of the cosmos evolved out of the chaos. Herava's magical nature permeates it so thoroughly and completely that any practitioner of magic will have little difficulty in finding the resources to manipulate some form of magic. Magic is not without discipline though, and practitioners of magic need specialized training in order to properly channel the magical energies within the world.
Hereva has three moons orbiting it, which are visible during Pink Moon. Hereva is a magical world that resists mapping, with only a few locations having consistent locations (Ah for instance is always where the three moons set). This will seem strange to those who are more used to concrete locations but folks in Hereva find navigating from one part to another is relatively straightforward (provided they can find their bearings). It also helps that Hereva has a thriving business dedicated to providing up-to-date maps for travelers who need the latest them (for a modest fee of course). These maps are regularly updated, and it's not uncommon to see mappers flying overhead using surveying magic to update the maps for their subscribers. Folks can still find their way around Hereva to certain landmark cities with training and magical acumen (and a magically-tuned compass). Places like Qualicity and Komona send out magical beacons to help less-skilled travelers in finding them (the markets of Komona would be much less traveled without these beacons). Ah is always be found where the three moons of Hereva set, so travelers seeking Ah are advised to keep watch for the setting moons to have the best chance at finding it.
### Geography
Hereva is a magical world that resists mapping, with only a few locations having consistent locations (Ah for instance is always where the three moons set). This will seem strange to those who are more used to concrete locations but folks in Hereva find navigating from one part to another is relatively straightforward (provided they can find their bearings). It also helps that Hereva has a thriving business dedicated to providing up-to-date maps for travelers who need the latest them (for a modest fee of course). These maps are regularly updated, and it's not uncommon to see mappers flying overhead using surveying magic to update the maps for their subscribers. Folks can still find their way around Hereva to certain landmark cities with training and magical acumen (and a magically-tuned compass). Places like Qualicity and Komona send out magical beacons to help less-skilled travelers in finding them (the markets of Komona would be much less traveled without these beacons). Ah is always be found where the three moons of Hereva set, so travelers seeking Ah are advised to keep watch for the setting moons to have the best chance at finding it.
![Hereva landscape](https://www.peppercarrot.com/0_sources/0ther/misc/low-res/2019-06_hereva-landscape-wiki_by-David-Revoy.jpg)
_A typical landscape on Hereva with deep cracks between patch of lands._
### Creation of Hereva
Many legends exist about the formation of Hereva. Some claim it was formed when the dragons took to fighting each other in some grand conflict. Some also believe the star Hereva orbits is lit by the fires of dragons still locked in battle with each other. Others theorize that Hereva and its moons formed out of the dust from another magical world. Some claim Hereva is a young world, while others claim Hereva is as old as time itself. Few can say for certain what the truth is as archeology is a young science in Hereva. The Herevan archaeologists also keep running into areas where Chaosah has disturbed the site with their incessant burying of failures. More than one archaeological expedition came to an abrupt end when an unsuspecting digger found one of these sites.
### Creatures of Hereva
Hereva has many different creatures roaming through the various lands. Dragons are the oldest of these creatures, and predate the known history of Hereva. Many various creatures roam Hereva, and many more are being discovered after the explosion from the Great Tree of Komona ripped apart the magical fabric of Hereva. This has kept a number of scientists busy trying to classify the previously unknown species. To date there are many strange combinations of creatures ranging from the fearsome Phanda to the peaceful Dragon-Cow.
Bergamot's Teapot is in an orbit opposite the three moons of Hereva. It was named after Bergamot the Wise, who first postulated the existence of the teapot. Over time the teapot has been seen by many who carefully scan the skies of Hereva just as the three moons of Hereva begin their ascent. Some call the teapot a refraction of the three moons or a clever illusion. A few believe the teapot is a hoax. But those who look carefully and believe can render the teapot with little difficulty.
### Moons of Hereva and other Celestial Objects
Hereva has three moons orbiting it, which are visible during Pink Moon. They are simply referred to as "The Three Moons of Hereva". Some creative folks have tried to name the moons of Hereva, but outside of the book "The Names of the Moons" by H. R. Trifle and a naming contest from the Hereva Astronomical Society nobody else refers to the moons by those names. This isn't because of some grand conspiracy to keep the moons unnamed, but rather that the names selected weren't very memorable (one notable name was "Lamprocapnos spectabilis", which even the contest winner disavowed submitting). The book by H. R. Trifle started off as a best seller until it was learned that it contained a history of H. R. Trifle, how he came up with the names of the moons (spoiler: they occurred to him in the bath), and an incomprehensible 300 page diagram of the specific reasons for each name and their historical connection. Only a brave few discovered that the book didn't actually contain the names of the moons. It was later learned that this was an editorial oversight as the editor was not one of the brave few who could finish reading the book.
Bergamot's Teapot is in an orbit opposite the three moons. It was named after Bergamot the Wise, who first postulated the existence of the teapot. Over time the teapot has been seen by many who carefully scan the skies of Hereva just as the three moons of Hereva begin their ascent. Some call the teapot a refraction of the three moons or a clever illusion. A few believe the teapot is a hoax. But those who look carefully and believe can render the teapot with little difficulty.
### Weather of Hereva
One might think that because of the chaotic nature of mapping Hereva that the weather of Hereva would be similarly difficult to predict. This is not the case as Hereva's weather is very predictable. Several agencies have sprung up and made tidy businesses of predicting Hereva's weather. So accurate are their predictions that they have been able to find when folks have changed the weather by casting spells. A notable example of this was a Hippiah farmer who was having problems with his prized tomato plants. Somehow the rain kept avoiding his plants. He complained to the agencies saying that their predictions were somehow neglecting his farm, but they responded that they only predict the weather, not make the weather. Furious, he spent many nights learning weather-related spells. He then went out and conjured a small rain storm over his tomatoes. He was inexperienced though, and the spell quickly got away from him. It grew in size to where it started raining over most of Hippiah and flooded their crops. Angry farmers demanded to know why the weather agencies were wrong with their forecasts. The weather agencies compared their forecasts and realized that this storm seemed to sprung up over one location, the farmer's tomato plants. New laws were crafted to forbid anyone from tampering with the weather in any way. Rather than punish the old man (who had suffered enough because his plants were ruined and his land was flooded) the village of Hippiah helped him to grow new plants in a different location, where his tomatoes received first prize that year, which he gratefully shared with the rest of the village. The land was named "the swamp of folly" until it finally drained and could be farmed again.
## Pepper's House
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