This is the monster manual for the Yggr campaign. The “monsters” beasts in this manual is based on different climate zones.
This section describes the climate zones with links to the specific monster manual for that climate.
|Cold||This is a cold weather climate, typically large boreal/pine forests, icy tundra, barren grasslands.|
|Temperate||Temperate Forests are areas with high levels of precipitation, humidity and contain a variety of deciduous trees. Deciduous trees lose their leaves in winter.|
|Mediterranean||Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub biome, is characterized by dry summers and rainy winters. Summers are typically hot in low-lying inland locations but can be cool near some seas. Winters are typically mild to cool in low-lying locations but can be cold in inland and higher locations.|
|Desert||Deserts biome characterized by, relating to, or requiring only a small amount of moisture, usually defined as less than 250 mm of annual precipitation. It is the largest terrestrial biome, covering 19% of the earth’s land surface area. Evaporation usually exceeds rainfall in these regions. They may be further characterized as hiperxerófila (very dry) and hypoxerófila (less dry).|
|Grassland|| Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands is a terrestrial biome whose predominant vegetation consists of grasses and/or shrubs. The climate is temperate and ranges from semi-arid to semi-humid.
Temperature: warm to hot season (often with a cold to freezing season in winter)
Soil: fertile with rich nutrients and minerals
Plants: grass; trees or shrubs in savanna and shrubland
Animals: large, grazing mammals; birds; reptiles
Steppes/shortgrass prairies are short grasslands that occur in semi-arid climates. Tallgrass prairies are tall grasslands in areas of higher rainfall. Heaths and pastures are, respectively, low shrublands and grasslands where forest growth is hindered by human activity but not climate.
Tall grasslands, including the tallgrass prairie of North America and the Humid Pampas of Argentina, have moderate rainfall and rich soils which make them ideally suited to extensive agriculture, and tall grassland ecoregions include some of the most productive grain-growing regions in the world.
Savannas are areas with both grass and trees, but the trees do not form a canopy as they would in a forest.
|Tropical|| The biome includes several types of forests:
Lowland equatorial evergreen rain forests, commonly known as tropical rainforests, are forests which receive high rainfall (more than 2000 mm, or 80 inches, annually) throughout the year. These forests occur in a belt around the equator, with the largest areas in the Amazon basin of South America, the Congo basin of central Africa, Indonesia, and New Guinea.
Moist deciduous and semi-evergreen seasonal forests, receive high overall rainfall with a warm summer wet season and a cooler winter dry season. Some trees in these forests drop some or all of their leaves during the winter dry season. These forests are found in parts of South America, in Central America and around the Caribbean, in coastal West Africa, parts of the Indian subcontinent, and across much of Indochina.
Montane rain forests, are found in cooler-climate mountainous areas. Those with elevations high enough to regularly encounter low-level cloud cover are known as cloud forests.
Flooded forests, including freshwater swamp forests and peat swamp forests.