Vale Reef

Location

Dominant RaceKettlah

Location Information

TerrainClimatePoints of InterestLocal Groups
Plateaus, ButtesHumid Undergrowth, Cold Arid PlateausThe VeilThe Veil
Columns
Golden Deep


Musical rendering from ‘Vale Reef EP’

Overview

Vale Reef or Kettlah-Space is one of the more mysterious locales in Omneutta. This is due not only to the reclusive and mystical ways of the Kettlah, but also the very nature of Vale Reef. Most planets are separated into the plateaus, flat rocky areas visible from space, and what is to referred to as the undergrowth. This separation is the result of a thick layer of cloud-like mist that is far denser than most known liquids. Many rock formations also have a faint purple tint, though this is not certain to be a natural phenomenon and could be a result of prolonged exposure to the mist.

Geography

Vale Reef is comprised of planet-stars and star-planets that sport large vertical rock formations. A popular theory held by non-Kettlah is that over time the mist has carved what could have once been canyons across Kettlah-Space into the plateaus, mesas, and buttes seen across the reef today.

Local Groups

The Veil

The Veil makes up the majority of Kettlah-Space, and features large plateaus that pop up through the mist that separates their peaks from the Undergrowth. The Veil is named such because of the density of celestial bodies in this part of Kettlah-Space enables the mist to flow from one Planet-Star to another in many places, or slowly dissolve over an expanse of space.

Columns

The local group known as Columns sits atop the eastern edge of The Veil and is geographically distinct. For whatever reason, the Planet-Stars and Star-Planets of this area have a much higher percentage of smaller plateaus that extend further from the mist. Here too, the mist seems to be thinner, and does not cover the entirety of the Undergrowth from being visible from atop a plateau, instead circling around and between the column-like rock formations, inhibiting travel up and down the pillars of rock.

Golden Deep

A local group by proximity and theology, the Golden Deep is an extension of The Veil that according to the Ontiba houses the original creation place of the Kettlah as a species and the location of the original Gateways. Numerous expeditions to the area have been undertaken throughout Kettlah history, but the actual location has never been found, hence the whole area taking the name. Because it is not actually known if the Gateways themselves are in the area, some cartographers (and their maps) do not list it as a local group.

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