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Radovik Hills, 36 S, 2-8 E
Subtropical highlands up to 2.5 km high (8300') along the south coast of Starkad, in the Flandry Cluster. The Radovik River runs parallel to the shore behind a low coastal range for nearly 1000 km (600 mi); the main range rises 2-300 km inland. Beyond lies the vast Ujanka Basin. (Source: Ensign Flandry)
Raffak, 45S, 105 E
One of the Dahia Islands, far south of Larsum. Raffak is 220 km (140 mi) long. Treeless; just rocks and grassy hills, for the it's in the heart of a drybelt. (Source: Season of Forgiveness)
Raimberge Is., 53 N, 76-82 E
A chain of low, cool, patchily forested islands 1900 km (1200 mi) long east of Scania (Troisleons Group). Raimberge, by far the largest, is 300 km (190 mi) long. (Source: Three Hearts and Three Lions)
RAIMBERGE SEA, 43-63 N, 72-100 E
A cool north sea the size of our Arctic Sea, between Troisleons, Scania and the Orfevre Islands. The Raimberge Islands wind through the center of the sea. Its water stays ice-free all winter, except for a few bergs from northern Scania.(Source: Three Hearts and Three Lions)
Rainart Peninsula, 10-12 N, 246 E
A cape 350 km long (220 mi) in southeast Tyrlan (western Gaiila Cluster). Monsoon forest, relatively dry in winter, rainy in summer, covers the mountains. (Source: The Horn of Time the Hunter)
Ranau Pen., 37 S, 353 E
A cape 600 km long and 200 wide stretching east from Besar toward Starkad, in the Flandry Cluster. The peninsula's temperate rainforest is lush--the tallest on Lyr. (Source: The Plague of Masters)
Rangakora Peninsula, 16-23 S, 110 E
The dry southern third of Ikrananka, south of Mt Gundra. The west coast is veldt (the fringe of the Zatlach Desert); the highlands and east coast are wooded. A biological hot spot: in a warm veldt with mountain-fed streams, migration wasn't needed, so evolution here favored big, nonflying grazers--and predators to match. (Source: The Trouble Twisters)
Raxi Bay and Cape Raxi, 64-66 S, 284-289 E
Cape Raxi is the northern tip of Tauno, in the antarctic Averorn Islands. The peninsula (250 km long and wide) shelters Raxi Bay on the northwest coast. The warmest and driest region on Tauno--rich grassy steppes (not true tundra as permafrost doesn't underlie it; Lyr had no recent ice age). Evergreen forests huddle in sheltered valleys; adding to the Alaskan look. To the southeast looms the white, floating shape of Mt Tauno, 3700 m high (12,200'). (Source: The Merman's Children)
Mt Rebo, 17 S, 84 E
Highest peak on Larsum; summit of the Sun's Way Range. Rebo is 3900 m high (12,800'). The Gilrigor Plateau, a lake-studded tropical highland, spreads to the east; to the west is the Kurro Desert. (Source: Three-Cornered Wheel)
Redsun, 68-69 S, 125-130 E
One of the Borthu Islands in the far south seas. A cold, windswept place, 280 km/175 mi long, narrow and cut by deep valleys and fjords. Low forest grows in the valleys, but exposed slopes are grassy. It snows here most winters--rare on Lyr at sea level. (Source: Margin of Profit)
Mt Regor, 13 N, 245 E
Highest peak in the southern Kith Range on Tyrlan (northwestern Gaiila Cluster).Mt Regor is 3500 m high (11,600'). (Source: The Horn of Time the Hunter)
Rennhi, 30 N, 22 E
one of the Fiery Isles south of Corona; a narrow island 900 km long (560 mi), rather Mediterranean--a strip of warm, open subtropical forest. (Source: Earth Book of Stormgate)
Rentharik, 74 S, 129-141 E
One of the Borthu Islands in the far south seas. Cold, damp, windswept and snowy in winter, Rentharik is 280 km/175 mi long, narrow and cut by deep valleys and fjords. Low "spruce" and "willow" huddle in sheltered valleys, but exposed slopes are grassy or barren. It snows here at sea level--rare on Lyr. (Source: Margin of Profit)
Rhys Bay, 14-18 S, 286 E
A bay cutting 1200 km (750 mi) into southern Gaiila. To the west is low, gentle Dageram Peninsula; to the east, rugged, spectacular Cape Sim. (Source: A Midsummer Tempest)
Lake Riao, 43 S, 218 E
Largest lake on Ak'hai'i (south of the Diomedes region), Riao is a chevron shape 120 km (80 mi) long, halfway down the Oaua River. The lake country is open forest with some meadows on west-facing slopes. (Source: Strangers)
Rijn Hills, Cape Rijn, Rijn Bay, 5-8 N, 188-194 E
The east-west Rijn Hills are a spur of the high Delp Range on Holmenach (Diomedes Group). Mt Rijn reaches 3000 m (10,000') but most of the range is much lower. The east end forms Cape Rijn, 600 km (400 mi) long, sheltering Rijn Bay, the northern tip of the shallow Drakho Sea. By the way, it's pronounced "reen". (Source: The Man Who Counts)
Rinna; Rinna Bay, 69 S, 293 E
Rinna's an island just south of Tauno, in the antarctic Averorn Islands. Rinna is 450 km (280 mi) across, mostly ridges under 1000 m high (3300'). They're parallel to the winds, offering little shelter. It looks like central Alaska: the lowlands are boggy forests, the hills are cool steppes (not tundra, for Lyr's had no Ice Age, but it looks much the same). (Source: The Merman's Children)
Ro Is., 14-17 S, 186-190 E
Islands stretching 1200 km south of Kilnu, in the Diomedes Cluster. Ro proper is by far the largest, a peanut shape 700 km (450 mi) long. They're fairly dry, mostly Mediterranean in climate, though the west end of Ro is a true desert. (Source: The House of Sorrows)
Cape Rodonis, Rodonis Is., 13 N, 188 E
The northern tip of Lannach, heart of the Diomedes Cluster. Cape Rodonis thrusts 1600 km (1000 mi) north from the subcontinent of Holmenach into a relatively dry zone; the Lannach rainforest opens to groves and meadows. On the west coast, in the rainshadow of the Delp Mts, it's dry veldt--by Lyran standards, a desert. The Rodonis Islands extend thousands of km north; mostly mere specks, though the Isle of Rodonis, 3000 km off the cape, is 270 km long (170 mi), a long slender green ridge in mid-ocean. Their real importance is as a flyway to the Roland Cluster--one of only two linking Diomedes to the outside. (Source: The Man Who Counts)
RODONIS SEA, 10-45 N, 18-220 E
A northern sea about the size of the Indian Ocean, between the Diomedes and Roland Clusters. Cape Rodonis thrusts 1600 km (1000 mi) north from the Diomedean land of Holmenach into the sea. Its backbone, the Delp Mts, extend undersea for thousands of km north, occasionally surfacing as the Rodonis Islands. They're mostly mere specks, but they form the only flyway north to Roland, and almost the only islands. The southeastern Ulwens, trailing off quickly into the depths, are the only others. To the west, past the Rodonis Islands, is the Alianora Sea; to the east past the Ulwens, the Ikt'hanis Ocean. (Source: The Man Who Counts)
Rodrik, 14 S, 101 E
An island between Katandara and Ikrananka, in the Polesotechnic Strip. Rodrik's 190 km long and 70 wide (120 by 45 mi). Warm and fairly dry, Rodrik's a patchwork of savanna and open tropical woods. (Source: The Trouble Twisters)
Rogar, 13-16 N, 30-33 E
A desert isle in the southern Fiery Isles (Ythri Region). Rogar's in the heart of the drybelt at 18 degrees north, and unlike its neighbors the Ferranians, Rogar's modest central hills lack the height to squeeze much rain from the few clouds. The east coast is mostly savanna; the central range, open forest with a few winter streams; the west, a true desert, though it's only a twenty-mile strip--Rogar's never more than 70 km/45 mi wide, though it's fully 270 km long. (Source: The Sharing of Flesh)
Roidhun Is., 23-27 S, 20-28 E
A series of atolls (10 with drinking water) 1500 km off the north coast of Merseia (Flandry Cluster). None is over 50 km long or 25 wide (30 by 15 mi). The Roidhuns are clustered in several mega-atolls; the Shwylt Trench cuts them off from Merseia; the nearest land is the northern Dwyr Islands, 1300 km to the southeast.(Source: Ensign Flandry & seq.)
Rokue'a and Cape Rokue'a, 8 S, 202 E
A tropical island 160 km (100 mi) long off the tip of a rugged peninsula about the same size, on the northwest shore of T'kela (in the Diomedes cluster). Cape and island are both open monsoon forest, like Cape Nyaronga to the east. (Source: Trader to the Stars)
Rokuro Peninsula, 5-6 S, 265-266 E
An island linked by a narrow isthmus to Quetlan in the Gaiila Cluster, Rokuro's 400 km long (250 mi) and half as wide, covered in tropical monsoon forest, lush but drier and opener than the rainforested Quetlan mainland to the north. (Source: Rokuro)
ROLAND GROUP, 43-66 N, 160-240 E
The northernmost land on Lyr, and one of the most complex clusters, with six mainlands totaling some 9.4 M sq km (3.7 miilion sq mi). En masse they're as big as Europe, but the biggest chunks are hardly larger than Greenland. From big to small: Roland, Polaris, Barbro, Sherrin, Carheddin and Olga. (Source: The Queen of Air and Darkness)
ROLAND, 45-53 N, 187-207 E
the largest continent in the far north, half the size of Australia; the core of an archipelago three times that size. Southern Roland resembles a crumpled pie dish-- the winding Palisade Range cups the many-branched Gloria River. Northern Roland is a shield volcano five km high and wider than Olympus Mons: Moonhorn Mountain. (Source: The Queen of Air and Darkness)
Cape Roli, Roli R., 58 S, 211 E
The western tip of Ya-Kela, in the Ak'hai'i Cluster (south of Diomedes). The Roli River, 270 km long (170 mi) drains much of southern Ya-Kela, debouches 180 km east of the cape's tip. (Source: World Without Stars)
RORVAN, 37-39S, 182-185 E
A warm temperate island the size of Japan, 1100 km (700 mi) long. Most of rainy Rorvan drains inward to Lake Zulei. Rorvan's low but rugged, with steep ridges dissected by heavy erosion. The narrow east end is a highland culminating in Mt Volanzu, 3400 meters high (11,200'), dropping abruptly to Sinarru Sound. (Source: Question and Answer)
RORVAN ISLANDS, 34-40S, 179-190 E
A warm temperate archipelago of 800,000 sq km (300,000 sq mi). Rorvan itself, 1100 km (700 mi) long, makes up half that total; Ortu and Sinarru are the other two giants. The climate is subtropical, especially in the north, and quite wet; rainforest covers most islands. The only flyways to Rorvan are from T'kela in the north via the Boran Islands, and from Ak'hai'i in the east--long, grueling flights. (Source: Question and Answer)
RORVAN SEA, 25-45S, 200-245 E
A southern sea, small by Lyran standards--a mere 25 million sq km (10 M sq mi, less than the North Atlantic, twice the Arctic Sea). The Rorvan Sea lies between the Rorvan Islands to the west, the Borans and the Nadi island arc and trench to the north, Trillia to the east, and the scattered Hrau Islands to the south. It's a busy little sea, as the flyways along the Nadi chain and between the Rorvans and Hraus in the south are vital links between the huge Diomedes and Gaiila continental clusters. (Source: Question and Answer)
Rossala, 35 S, 305 E
An island 200 km across (125 mi), in the Jairnovaunt chain of the Nyanza Archipelago (Flandry Cluster). The warm wet climate sustains lush temperate rainforests. (Source: The Game of Glory)
Rovic, 8 N, 114 E
One of the Hisagazi Islands (NE end of the Polesotechnic Strip). Rovic is a long oval 200 km (125 mi) long, with a halo of slender coral islets stretching 500 km north. Rovic is open tropical forest except on the west coast where it dries to savanna. (Source: The Longest Voyage)
Roxlatl, 7 S, 58 E
One of the larger Kraoka Islands (Polesotechnic Strip), Roxlatl looks like a ragged, rugged green rose, 300 km wide. An eroded volcano, now a maze of rainforested ridges and canyons. Roxlatl's between two younger, higher, larger volcanic islands, Dzua and Quillipup. (Source: A Sun Invisible)
Runei, 30 S, 32 E
2nd largest of the Dwyr Islands off eastern Merseia (Flandry Group). Runei is 200 km (125 mi) long, and rugged: Mt Runei rises steeply to 2800 m (9,200') from deep sea; the undersea escapment, if visible, would be spectacular. (Source: Ensign Flandry & seq.)
Mt Rupert, 9 S, 290 E
High point of the Valeria Range in central Gaiila, volcanic Mt Rupert reaches 4000 m (13,100'). (Source: A Midsummer Tempest)
Lake Rurik, 55 S, 19 E
Largest lake on Altai, in the southern Flandry Cluster, Rurik is 200 km (125 mi) long and half as wide, filling much of the valley between Mt Tumurji and Mt Bourtai to the west. (Source: A Message in Secret)
Rusa, 55 N, 349 E
Three islets in the northern Brendan Isles northwest of Corona in the Ythri Cluster. All three are narrow, low, and under 120 km (75 mi) long. Cool and rather dry, mostly tall-grass hills with few trees. (Source: The Problem of Pain)
Lake Rusel, 36 N, 84 E
The largest lake on Troisleons, 400 km (250 mi) long, in the valley between the Tarnberg and Jotun Mountains. The Rusel River is the longest on Troisleons, 1900 km (1200 mi). (Source: Three Hearts and Three Lions)
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