The reason why there is tropical weather in this part of the island is for the same reason why Brazil has a tropical climate. Since there are constant sand-storms that push sand from the Saharan desert to Brazil, and because those grains of sand are abundant in iron, it results in the intense fertilization of the Brazilian landscape. The same is true for Southern Pimzarblan.
Since there is close proxemics to the Central Eindasquing deserts and the tropical climate, it is a prosperous part of the island. It makes one wonder why this part of the island is not the site of the Umbsquodsen capital, but that’s for another post. Another why the desert contributes prosperity to the south is not just through the sands, but also the people. The major traders in that part of the island are from the Banshin nation, who are typically a nomadic people. Of course, they also bring with them goods, such as camels, silk, and clothes like the agbada, jellabiya, jilbab, and tagelmust–which have contributed to the standard attire of the Pimzarblan people, especially those who live close to or within the outback.
Of course, this also means that Banshin traders have to be cautious about the seasons when the red sandstorms arrive at the island. Typically, these sandstorms would arrive in Brazil from Africa during late spring, it would make sense that the Banshin traders arrive at any time other than late spring.
Of course, I have made mistakes in my previous installments, which I want to mention here. I compared the sandstorms to the Sirocco, which only appears in Mediterranean climates, not tropical climates. Also, I want the west to be tropical, not Mediterranean. Of course, that is the purpose of this Mythocosmography series, which is to highlight progress in world-building.
As mentioned before, since the arctic fringes exist in the north-south extremities and the east-west extremities, this would mean that the weather would be different. Of course, since the sandstorms would exist in circulation, then the tropical weather would follow from the south to the east.
Since the island exists within the longitudinal tropics of Dusquing, therefore, it would make sense to give the island tropical weather. The island would also take in the winds specifically from the desert, which would be hot winds, which would cause the tropical weather for both Pimzarblan Island, the nearby islands, and the lower half of the Eindasquing continent.
As can be expected of any tropical climate, it houses a large diversity of fauna and flora. The island makes no exceptions in this regard. The most important being the broad-leaved evergreen trees that can reach as high as 180 feet. They house epiphytes, such as orchids and bromeliads, upon their branches.
When they are not fertilized by the sandstorms, they are fed by the rainstorms. They feed all the plants, from the evergreen trees down to the rest of the plants. The rain travels down the branches and leaves, and make their way to the epiphytes and the ground plants.
The types of animals that exist in the tropical climate would be those that have adopted the ground floor or the branches as part of their niches.
The cassowaries and tree-kangaroos would reside on the tropical floor. Of course, they would have to compete against the questing-beasts, since they would not only reside in eastern Pimzarblan, but also the south.
As for the branches, they are inhabited by frogs, monkeys, bats, snakes, opossums, and lizards. This would include parrots and chameleons.
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- Villa of the Dream Writer.
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