Hochoch Geography and Climate

Poised upon a hill overlooking a curve in the Realstream’s course, Hochoch commands an impressive view of the Midwood Vale — the expanse between the Dim Forest and the Oytwood. Most of the terrain around Hochoch consists of sturdy grasslands broken by the occasional copse of cottonwoods. A few miles to the north lies the brooding expanse of the Dim Forest, whose terrain slowly rises as it approaches the Barrier Peaks. To the south of Hochoch, the forested hills of the Oytwood sprawl across the landscape. The land to the west of the town slowly drops in altitude as the plains and forests give way to the swamplands of the Rushmoors. Finally, to the east, the Javan River cuts through the Midwood Vale near its namesake village. Beyond the Javan is what little remains of Geoff.

Hochoch lies in a subtropical region, where temperatures range from about 91º F (32º C) during
Reaping (high summer) to as low as 46º F (7º C) in Fireseek (midwinter). This temperature range means that Hochoch sees little snowfall, although morning frosts are common during the colder months. Still, chilling fogs roll down from the Dim Forest from late autumn to early spring. Violent thunderstorms are common during the summer, when the winds carry in heavy clouds from the Azure Sea.

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