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The Geography Of The Ancient Hanoteac Lands The southern border of the Hanoteac lands has always been

considered the stretch of land that runs from the edge of the Mountains of Hanoteac to the Fuinalef (The Bay Of Elms). Just to the south of this borderland lays lanesel Tr, the first citadel of the Iperatesi. And from its southern tip springs forth the Alefliry - the Elm River. In the tongue of the Iperatesi, this river is called lanfph - the Elm Flood. To the north-west ran the great river Fafliry - the Elvan River, named thus by the Hanoteac for it flowed from the sacred cateract which tumbles next to the Iperatesi Citadel of Etillannr Tr. The Qathso name for this river was Ephrihassm - The Sea God's Flow. The lands between the Alefliry and the Fafliry were a fertile plain, known as Faxaf (Elf-Grasses) and have been left wild in honour of the Iperatesi who travelled there between the two great citadels. West of the Fafliry runs the Jetheby - The Chief's Flood. Its headwaters rise up from underground caverns near the ancient Hanoteac Capital of Jetheplin and rush north-east to the Fuin Hanoteac (Hanoteac Bay). On the shores of the southern most branch of the small delta sits the Hanoteac port city of Othinably - Watertown. The plains, which lie between the Fafliry and the Jetheby, are mostly farmland tilled by the Hanoteac, though there are quite a number of small fishing villages along the coast of the bay. North-west of the Jetheby runs the Misty River, Machilry. On the northern branch of its delta sits the city of Machably which serves not only as a port of call on the Fuin Hanoteac but also as gateway to the immense northern forest known as the Otinan Henofin - Wise Man's Forest, so named for the ancient Hanoteac Sage Hmoaf (Truth-Seeker) spent a great deal of time exploring this vast wilderness of ancient oak, rowan, birch and willow. In the ancient days of the Elvan Wars, the Otinan Henofin formed the northern boundry of the Hanoteac lands, but since that time many of the clans have migrated north and north-west into the forest and the lands beyond. August 6, 2011