Island Biome | Pimzarblan | 1 | Mythocosmography

The start of the Mythocosmography series in the Pimzarblan cycle would involve looking at the biomes that are present on the island. It would involve seeing how real-world biomes are organized and interact with one another.

Based on the biome classification system, I made sure that the island would resemble thus:

Koistinen, Ville. “Vegetation.” Wikipedia. 2007. CC BY-SA 3.0. Changes include implementing biome zone colors into this map.

It is obviously based on Australia and Italy, so I keep them in mind when designing this map, while also trying to maintain a unique position.

I want to focus on the other landmasses surrounding Pimzarblan Island some other time, but overall this is the theme of them. Central Eindasquing as a desert and xeric shrubland biome, where caravans exist. There are also large mountains that block it off from the rest of Eindasquing, as well as any rainfall. The Eindasquing land north of Pimzarblan are steppe lands with the exception of Raijir, which is the land that has a tropical-monsoon biome.

The northern section would include savannas, while the south and the east would include tropical forests. Specifically, there would be tree and grass savannas, which tend to border along deserts and shrubland, as evidenced in this map.

The southwestern section would be Mediterranean, in which favorable, balanced climate conditions would be perfect for the capital Umbsquodsenalsp to be situated. Australia also has this feature, specifically in the Perth metropolitan area and the Wheat Belt.

Since these are landmasses entrapped within a single sea, it would be reasonable to think that the winds would circulate within it.

Considering how the sand would travel by seasonal winds from the Central Eindasquing deserts to Pimzarblan island through circularity, it would make sense that those sands would fertilize the coasts. This is seen in real-life, with sands from the Saharan Desert fertilizing the Amazon rainforest. Although the Loshin Mountains would block any winds, the deserts further south of them would be subject to the circular winds that would bring the sands towards Pimzarblan Island, the other islands, and the lands in Central-Southern Eindasquing. This would result the transportation of soluble iron for otherwise shallow soils in the rainforests.

This type of wind would also be similar to the Sirocco winds that travel from north Africa through the Mediterranean to Italy. They usually take the form of dusty winds and cyclones. This would be seen in the eastern seas of Pimzarblan, particular among sailors. It would the reason why they end up on the southern shores of Pimzarblan, and how those forests become fertilized in the first place.

Of course, there are other islands that take in the soluble iron-rich sands, but right now I want to focus exclusively on Pimzarblan Island.

With Photoshop magic, this is what I came up with in terms of the Pimzarblan Island:

Of course, there would be patches and cities within those wooded parts, but nonetheless this is the closest resemblance to the biomes in Pimzarblan Island.

Sources

  • “1911 Encyclop√¶dia Britannica/Sirocco.” Wikisource.
  • Rizzolo, Joana A., et al. “Mineral nutrients in Saharan dust and their potential impact on Amazon rainforest ecology.” Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions 2016 (2016): 1-43.

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