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The Scotian March is the region encompassing Scott, the capital city of the human colony Terra Nova. Covering roughly three hundred thousand square kilometres, the region stretches across to the coastline of Terra Nova's largest continent.

Geography

A largely open region ripe for agricultural development, the March gives way to hilly, more barren countryside to the east and borders the dryer, more arid regions that eventually roll into the planet's equatorial desert along its southern boundary. North of the March is the cooler, windswept region of Nidhogg that leads into the foothills of the Trent Mountain Range.

Situated towards the south west of the region is the the city of Scott, the initial landing zone of the ship that brough the first colonists to the world in 2152. The capital of Terra Nova, and correspondingly its economic and political hub, Scott is home to the majority of the planet's four million inhabitants and forms the centre of a ring of residential settlements just beyond the outskirts of the city. Largest of these is the coastal town of Cook, home to just over a quarter of a million people.

The northern part of the March is heavily forrested, in particular by a species of coniferous tree that has been allowed to grow to incredible heights by the region's warm, wet climate. Nestled among these trees, and the hills they stand on, is the town of Yggdrasil - named for the mythological Norse tree that connected the realms of existence, a reference to the size of the trees found there. Yggdrasil is the third largest settlement on the colony, and lent its name to the common term for the trees that surround it: Ygg trees. Largely a residential area, Yggdrasil has recently developed a reputation for manufacturing high quality wooden goods, such as furniture, and the industry is the town's second biggest employer, falling just behind the tourist trade that caters to denizens of Scott looking for more natural scenery.

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