DF2014:Wetland

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"When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built it all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. And that one sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, and then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Son, the strongest castle in all of England." -King of Swamp Castle, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, 1975

A wetland is a type of biome, flooded permanently or only periodically, with an abundance of foliage, including heavy, specialized tree-growth and a vast ecosystem. The landscape is very flat, with only occasional, small gradients. Ponds are abundant. Wetlands tend to form around oceanic coastlines, especially where rivers meet the ocean.

They generally have a high water table, meaning that an accessible aquifer is only a few tiles below the surface (and in occasionally unlucky circumstances, directly beneath the surface). It can be incredibly difficult to nigh-impossible to extract stones from these areas, making the long-term feasibility of a fort doubtful; it is recommended that an additional, non-saturated biome be selected as well. The stratification is often hard to ascertain, as it is difficult to penetrate the aquifer. Usually there are a few layers of clay and loam followed, eventually, by stone and rock beneath.

Wetlands with saltwater make habitability more precarious, as the aquifer and surrounding ponds are not drinkable. The water first has to be desalinated.

Specific categories of wetlands are marshes and swamps. The types of wetlands you will find are:

  • Temperate freshwater marsh
  • Temperate saltwater marsh
  • Tropical freshwater marsh
  • Tropical saltwater marsh
  • Temperate freshwater swamp
  • Temperate saltwater swamp
  • Tropical freshwater swamp
  • Tropical saltwater swamp
  • Mangrove swamp


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[edit] Temperate marshes

(both freshwater and saltwater)

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[edit] Tropical marshes

(both freshwater and saltwater)

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In tropical marshes appear:

In savage tropical marshes appear:

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[edit] Temperate swamps

(both freshwater and saltwater)

[edit] Wildlife

[edit] Creatures

In temperate swamps appear:

In savage temperate swamps appear:

In evil temperate swamps appear:

[edit] Tropical swamps

(freshwater and saltwater, as well as mangrove swamps)

A tropical freshwater swamp with some gorillas wandering along the brook.

[edit] Wildlife

[edit] Creatures

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[edit] General Wetland Wildlife

[edit] Vermin

In temperate marshes appear:

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In good wetlands appear:

In savage wetlands appear:

In good, benign wetlands appear:

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