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. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Lad, the strongest castle in all of England. — King of Swamp Castle, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, 1975

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

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

The two main categories of wetlands are marshes and swamps. The types of wetlands 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

Wildlife[edit]

Creatures[edit]

Name Temperate marsh Temperate swamp Tropical marsh Tropical swamp Mangrove swamp
Freshwater Saltwater Freshwater Saltwater Freshwater Saltwater Freshwater Saltwater
a Adder
A Anaconda
A Alligator
b Barn owl
s Black mamba
b Bobcat
b Buzzard
c Capuchin
c Capybara
s Copperhead snake
c Coyote
d Duck
e Eagle
g Goose
G Gorilla
o Great horned owl
b Honey badger
J Jaguar
k Kestrel
l Leopard
o Ocelot
o Osprey
p Peregrine falcon
r Raven
C Saltwater crocodile
s Swan
T Tiger
t Turkey
W Water buffalo
B Wild boar
s White stork

In savage wetlands:

Name Temperate marsh Temperate swamp Tropical marsh Tropical swamp Mangrove swamp
Freshwater Saltwater Freshwater Saltwater Freshwater Saltwater Freshwater Saltwater
a Adder man
A Anaconda man
A Alligator man
b Barn owl man
b Bat man
b Beetle man
s Black mamba man
b Bobcat man
b Buzzard man
c Capuchin man
c Capybara man
s Copperhead snake man
c Coyote man
c Crow man
e Eagle man
f Firefly man
f Fly man
A Giant adder
A Giant anaconda
A Giant alligator
B Giant barn owl
B Giant bat
B Giant beetle
S Giant black mamba
B Giant bobcat
B Giant buzzard
C Giant capuchin
C Giant capybara
S Giant copperhead snake
C Giant coyote
C Giant crow
E Giant eagle
F Giant firefly
F Giant fly
G Giant grasshopper
O Giant great horned owl
F Giant green tree frog
H Giant hamster
B Giant honey badger
J Giant jaguar
J Giant jumping spider
K Giant kestrel
L Giant leopard
L Giant lizard
L Giant lorikeet
L Giant louse
M Giant mantis
B Giant monarch butterfly
M Giant mosquito
M Giant moth
R Giant rat
R Giant red-winged blackbird
R Giant roach
C Giant saltwater crocodile
S Giant skink
S Giant slug
S Giant snail
S Giant sparrow
T Giant thrips
T Giant tick
W Giant wren
g Grasshopper man
o Great horned owl man
f Green tree frog man
h Hamster man
b Honey badger man
J Jaguar man
j Jumping spider man
k Kestrel man
l Leopard man
l Lizard man
l Lorikeet man
l Louse man
m Mantis man
b Monarch butterfly man
m Mosquito man
m Moth man
r Rat man
r Red-winged blackbird man
r Roach man
C Saltwater crocodile man
s Skink man
s Slug man
s Snail man
s Sparrow man
t Thrips man
t Tick man
w Worm man
w Wren man

In evil wetlands:

Name Temperate marsh Temperate swamp Tropical marsh Tropical swamp Mangrove swamp
Freshwater Saltwater Freshwater Saltwater Freshwater Saltwater Freshwater Saltwater
B Beak dog
g Grimeling