Weekly Fact Sheet Week 6-Crater Islands
Date incorporated: 12 EM.
First settlement founded: 1,087 PM.
Number of islands in the group: Eight.
Largest island: Flat Mountain Island.
Smallest island: Broken Crag.
Total area of the island group: 747 square miles.
Area of largest island: 284 square miles.
Area of smallest island: .4 square miles
Highest point in island group: Mount Jefferson at 3,448 feet.
Total population of the chain: 10,105.
Primary industries: Tourism, fishing, and travel chartering.
Crater Islands National Park is a chain of eight islands of the western coast of the FreePort Province. Situated approximately 50 miles from FreePort City’s docks, the chain of islands is both a tourist destination and the last major port before the islands of Far Haven or the land of Feron.
The islands throughout the region are diverse in size and shape. Flat Mountain Island, the largest island in the group, is home to several thousand people, half a dozen large ranches, and a large visitor’s center complete with hotels and restaurants. On the other hand, the smallest island is little more than a column of iron-rich metamorphic rocks and just enough moss to lend some visual variety.
While there is some variance to the size and shape of each island they all share the same weather pattern. With warm temperatures year-round, the region, much like FreePort City, has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate. Coastal sage scrub, island oak, eucalyptus trees, and some citrus trees are among the most common vegetation throughout the region. Ranchers grow feed for cattle. Crater Island Beef is widely considered to be among the finest beef in the world, with exports traveling as far as the Western Reach. The pleasant climate also makes the islands perfect for vacationing.
Whether you are looking to hike or gamble, swim or dine, Crater Island National Park has it all. With seven distinct commercial centers spread among four of the largest islands. Some of the largest resorts can accommodate more than 1,000 guests and included shopping, dining, and recreational facilities.
Foxes, rodents, birds, and a few species of snake call the islands home. Though not native to the islands, wild horses and cattle roam the hills of the larger islands after being brought there centuries ago.