Solturna is the westernmost territory of the continent, Orcura. It covers just over 300,000 square miles of grasslands, forests, mountains, deserts, and salt beds. This entire territory and its ecosystems rely solely on one water source, The Morae River. The Morae is the largest river in Orcura and flows for 2,348 miles finally emptying into the Dura Sea. The river originates in the Balandic Mountains as Lake Roac. Here, an average snowfall of 304 cm in late winter feeds the Morae for the year.
Although its source is enduring, the Morae River will recede slightly over the course of the year. Snowfall stops in early spring and the mouth of the river is affected to the point of pulling away from the Dura. The Dura Sea has a high salt content of 250 grams per kilogram of seawater. This results in a dry, cracked, salt-coated surface reaching for miles inland from the mouth of the Morae.
From fall to spring, the Morae runs strong and can reach up to 804 meters across at its widest point. At Yabun Pass, the riverbed lies as much as 29 meters below the surface. Here, the river feeds three of its estimated five caves, two of which are fully submerged. The Morae slows and meanders through grasslands until it finally reaches the dunes and eventually breaks into a delta.
Many life forms that live along the banks of the Morae depend on the unique ecosysytems it sustains. There are over 46 million different species of animals that live along the Morae as well as 400,000 plant species that rely on it for life.