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Lalnakh Peninsula, 14 S, 101-106 E
The tropical cape forming northwest Ikrananka. Unlike the forests to the east, Lalnakh has extensive patches of savanna with large grass-eaters. (Source: The Trouble Twisters)
Mt Landomar, 56 S, 220 E
Highest peak on Prasiyo, in the Ak'hai'i Cluster (south of Diomedes). Mt Landomar is a shield volcano 3800 m high (12,500'). Nearly 400 km (250 mi) wide at the base, its lava flows reach to Lake Silence and Shkil Bay, where they form Landomar Point. These uplands are all grassy, treeless steppes; the northwest face of the mountain is near-desert. (Source: World Without Stars)
LANNACH, 8 N-4 S, 193-208 E
Lannach, in the Diomedes region, is the third largest continent in the world, at least if you include its mountainous western subcontinent Holmenach; together they total 10 M sq km (4 M sq mi). Most of the land is rainforest. To the north is Dawrnach; to the south, Kilnu and T'kela. (Source: The Man Who Counts)
Cape Larreka, 16 S, 95 E
The western tip of Katandara in the central Polesotechnic Strip. A hilly triangle 200 km (125 mi) long, of mixed savanna and open tropical forest. (Source: Fire Time)
LARSUM, 14-20 S, 80-90 E
A tropical land 2600 km (1600 mi) long and half as wide, in the southern dry zone. The Trammina Valley in the east and the central highlands are green, but the west is arid; the Kurro Basin is veldt, thinning to desert in the rainshadow of the Sun's Way Range. (Source: Three-Cornered Wheel)
Lavre, 7 N, 123 E
One of the Hisagazi Islands (NE end of the Polesotechnic Strip). Lavre is 210 km (130 mi) across; heavy tropical storms have eroded the original shield volcano into palisades and crags like Moorea in Tahiti--not quite as lush, but green, unlike the isles to the north. (Source: The Longest Voyage)
Leea Sound, 58-59 N, 70-74 E
A narrow strait between Ilrede and Trollheim, the two halves of Scania. Deep, cold, with fast currents, Leea is 600 km long but narrows to 40-50 km near both ends. The north shore's hillslopes face the sun; they're the warmest and most settled part of Trollheim. (Source: The Broken Sword)
Legnor, 11-13 S, 77-80 E
The largest satellite of Larsum, 800 km (500 mi) long. Largely tropical highlands culminating in Mt Legnor, 3250 m (10,700') (Source: Three-Cornered Wheel)
Mt Legnor, 12 S, 79 E
Highest point on Legnor, 3250 m (10,700'); a shield volcano with caldera wider and more spectacular than Haleakala's. Its shoulders form a wide tropical highland above Lake Pario. (Source: Three-Cornered Wheel)
Lenidel, 36 S, 237 E
An island 300 km long and 100 wide, off Trillia in the Ak'hai'i Cluster south of Diomedes. Lenidel's steep, dissected ridges are carpeted with subtropical rainforest. Sphinx fishing villages dot the coasts; witweets live inland. (Source: A Little Knowledge)
Lenidel Islands, 22-35 S, 235-250 E
A chain 3850 km long (2400 mi) stretching from Trillia in the Ak'hai'i Cluster to Carnoi in southwest Gaiila. The largest by far is rainforested Lenidel (see above); 24 more islands resembling Hawaii stretch north. The central chain is patchy monsoon forest; the north, Mediterranean. (Source: A Little Knowledge)
LI, 40 N, 250-270 E
Largest land in Oronesia, a wedge 3500 km (2200 mi) long and up to 800 (500 mi) wide, Li's a mass of overlapping shield volcanoes over a "hot spot", rising 10 km or more from the sea floor. Multiply Iceland's geological recipe by 12, steam gently until subtropical, et voila! Li's in a humid stormbelt, so lowlands like Draun Bay and the Oherran Valley are lush warm-temperate rainforest with a mix of species nearly as rich as equatorial rainforests on Earth. The soil, being recent lava, is quite rich for a rainforest. Highlands are cool cloud-forests more massive than redwoods, and nearly as tall, despite Lyr's gravity. Biggest of the many volcanoes is Mt Li, 4900 m (16,100', third highest peak in the world). (Source: People of the Wind)
Mt Li, 40 N, 262 E
An immense shield volcano in south-central Li, rising 12 km from the sea floor to 4900 m (16,100') above the Oronesian Sea. It's the highest on Li, and the third highest on Lyr. Mt Li's in a low-pressure storm belt, so its shoulders sustain lush cloud-forests more massive than redwoods, and nearly as tall, despite Lyr's high gravity.(Source: People of the Wind)
Liaw Bay, 37 N, 12-15 E
A wedge of sea 1000 miles wide, splitting Corona into a Y shape. The bay is (very) slowly filling in with sediment from the Farview River as it tears apart the Andromeda Range, widening Corona's central plain. (Source: People of the Wind)
Mt. Lifrith, 29 S, 18 E
A volcano 3200 m (10,700') high, the tallest peak in northern Merseia, in the Flandry Cluster. The north end of the Dhangodhan Range. (Source: Ensign Flandry & seq.)
Liri, 74 S, 332 E
The easternmost of the scattered, antarctic Averorn Islands, lonely Liri is 1700 km from the nearest land--equally cold Kennin. Liri is a rough rectangle 270 km across (170 mi), nearly as big as Tierra del Fuego--but it's much wetter. In fact Liri looks more like the bizarre, mossy, cold rainforests ("sleetforests"?) of Patagonian Chile or the Queen Charlotte Islands off BC. Glaciers cap the low central mountains but in the coastal lowland the blizzards give way to endless rain- and sleet-storms, nourishing dense woods as far as the south coast--latitude 74.5 S! Low, slow-growing, twisted, moss-bearded, lurid green, looking profoundly alien, they survive because the southern Averorn Islands are in a polar wet zone, a belt nonexistent on Earth (see CLIMATE BELTS). (Source: The Merman's Children)
Loki, 58 N, 46 E
The east end of the Shielding Islands in the Ythri Region northeast of Corona. Loki's a patch of cool, windy prairie 400 km (250 mi) across. Though not scenic, it's vital as a bridge between the Shieldings and Scania to the east--the only flyway between Ythri and Troisleons, two of the largest landmasses on Lyr. On Earth, sea-girdled prairies don't exist--islands may be jungle, scrub, desert, boreal forest, tundra--but prairies are an inland phenomenon, for our temperate zone is rainy. On Lyr, a temperate dry belt at 54 degrees north (and south) creates coastal prairies and even cool deserts--and Loki's in its heart. (Source: The Broken Sword)
LOKON, 7-16 N, 30 E
A tropical landmass of 1 million sq km (400,000 sq mi, larger than New Guinea), in the Sea of Fire, south of Corona; largest of the Fiery Islands. Southern Cape Moru is hot rainforest; the central Evalyth Highlands are drier and mild in climate; the north is rather Mediterranean. (Source: The Sharing of Flesh)
Long Reach Peninsula, 36-48 N, 8-17 E
The northern arm of Corona, largest continent on Lyr. Long Reach, 3000 km long, is nearly a continent in itself. The Gray Range rises up to 4 km high (13,000') on the west coast; the east is a plain up to 1000 km wide, an endless broadleaf temperate forest like eastern pre-Columbian America. The far north cools and dries to an open prairie. (Source: People of the Wind)
Lost Isles, 46 S, 311 E
Two low islets in the Nyanza Islands (western Flandry Cluster) off Altla. The two Lost Isles are tiny, only a square km each, but they're vital rest stops on the flyway between Altla and Aquant--part of the only flyway in and out of the whole Flandry region. Every year, a few tired fliers who miss them drown trying to reach Altla nonstop. (Source: travelers' folklore?)
Lourville Bay, Lourville Hills, 34 N, 90-93 E
A sound cutting deep into Troisleons. Lourville is 1000 km long and 300 wide (600 x 200 mi). To the south is broad Swan Plain; to the north rise the Lourville Hills; to the east, the Swan Range rises 2500 m (8200'), linking the Tarnberg and Jotun Mountains. To the east the bay opens onto the Gulf of Cromdhu. (Source: Three Hearts and Three Lions)
Luang Mts, Luang Islands, 44 S, 351 E
Luang is a broad shield volcano with multiple vents up to 3800 meters high (12,500'), strung along a ridge nearly 1000 km long. Luang is in southern Besar (Flandry Cluster). The east coast and the lava plateau below the summit cones are densely wooded; on the drier west coast, meadows open up the forest. Luang's east face is the source of the Timur River. Off Cape Luang, the southern tip of Besar, a chain of islets stretches for 2500 km along the Besar Trench; these Luang Islands are stepping-stones to the Nyanza Archipelago. (Source: The Plague of Masters)
Lubambaru River, 9-11 S, 202-4 E
A large rainforested basin, 300,000 sq km (120,000 sq mi--two Floridas) dominating northern T'kela in the Diomedes Cluster. The Lubambaru arises on Mt Kusulongo and flows 750 km (450 mi) NE, though that's merely the longest of many branches winding through the forested plain. (Source: Trader to the Stars)
Lugal, 15-16 S, 136 E
An island 450 km (280 mi) wide, off northern Ulash, in the eastern Polesotechnic Strip. Lugal is low and broad even for a Lyran shield volcano--as wide as Olympus Mons on Mars, yet its highest vent is only 2400 m (8000'). At this latitude, even Lugal's low peaks create a rainshadow, so the west coast is dry, with red canyons cutting down into the lava flows. The central highlands are grassy; the east coast is lush. (Source: The Master Key)
Cape Lugal, 17-18 S, 136 E
The east end of Ulash, in the Polesotechnic Strip. Cape Lugal is 1200 km long and 400 wide (750 by 250 mi), the size of California. Like most of Ulash it's an overlapping mass of volcanoes--the highest are the Per Mts, at 3500 m (11,500'). At this latitude, the east coast is lush, but the central highlands are savanna above most of the rain, and the highlands create a rainshadow, so the northwest coast is dry, with red canyons cutting down into the lava flows. . (Source: The Master Key)
Lyang, 46 S, 223 E
An island off Hroai, in the Ak'hai'i Cluster (south of Diomedes). Lyang is 200 by 100 km (125 by 60 mi). Gentle hills covered in open woods, with a Mediterranean look, but cooler. (Source: Strangers)
Lykaris Is., 1 S, 211 E
The southern Driss Islands, east of Lannach (Diomedes region). The three main Lykaris islands are each 1-160 km (60-100 mi) across, covered with rainforest. (Source: The Man Who Counts)
Lythra, 6 S, 253 E
A lonely island in western Gaiila, 1000 km off Tau and Equatoria. Lythra's 200 km wide (125 mi); low hills, covered in tropical forest. (Source: People of the Wind)
Cape Lythran, 28 N, 356 E
The eastern tip of Corona (Ythri Group), north of the Centauri Gulf. A hilly oval 1500 km (900 mi) long, it's warm, mild, rainy and wooded, like most of Corona. (Source: Earth Book of Stormgate)
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