[ruling species:: lyzards
[native language:: Lizzykarthian
APPEARANCE: Pooktook rises from the jungle up the side of a low ridge, making use of natural caves to serve as extra space. An underground spring emerges at the base of the ridge, forming a small lake that in turn feeds part of the nearby river system. Within the caves lies a sealed chamber, inside of which is a carved record of Lizzarkyth's history, engraved into the very stone. Very few outsiders even know of the cave's existence.
CULTURE: The natives of Pooktook are an industrious lot, and they are often engaged in some activity or another. However, they have annual celebrations and ceremonies wherein they take time off from working to engage in recreational activities, or moments of silent meditation. A select few are responsible for the updating and upkeep of the underground record chamber.
APPEARANCE: Nidus is little more than a collection of dwellings built upon stilts, nestled in a deep, dark swamp. Dim lantern light provides illumination, and small reed boats are anchored to various wooden walkways that surround the stilt houses and intertwine between them. Some of the walkways and dwellings are attached to the various large trees growing up out of the swamp.
CULTURE: Nidus is a very close-knit, private community. Suspicious of outsiders, although they rarely see any due to the remote location, and clans of carnivorous saurians who live nearby, they are nonetheless welcoming of any who have no other place to go. Thus, Nidus is a refuge for those without homes for some reason or another.
APPEARANCE: The original tower was constructed of white marble, with organized gardens surrounding it. Over time, the gardens grew beyond their boundaries, and began to overtake the tower itself. In several places, the tower has been damaged as vines and other plants displaced the stones. The lyzard mages decided to simply incorporate the plants into the tower, guiding the vines to strengthen, and in some places replace, the original stonework. The top-most levels of the tower are comprised of entirely plants.
CULTURE: Nothing about the Tower's culture is known, other than it is Lizzarkyth's Tower of Magic and belongs to the Order of Mages.