Shadowed Autumn Leaves
Greater and Lesser Coral Barrens
From Shishinza’s Dossier
The Greater and Lesser Coral Barrens are a series of what used to be submarine coral reefs. When they were lifted out of the sea, the coral and all associated marine life quickly died, leaving an almost impenetrable landscape of desiccated remains twisted into bizarre, unearthly shapes up to twenty feet tall. Few serious attempts have been made to penetrate deeply into the coral, so the Barrens remain almost wholly unexplored. As inhospitable as the Coral Barrens are, however, they have provided Broken Wave City with one of its most valuable exports to date. Coral is highly prized by artisans, and figures prominently in many types of art, such as inlays and sculpture. Although exposure to the elements is causing the coral to fade and crumble, the Barrens will provide a supply of quality coral for many years yet.