Great Helion Desert
The Great Helion Desert (Mazanic مؤذ الصحراء) is the world's largest desert connected to, but technically distinct from the smaller Serion desert to the east. Located in northwestern Tarephia The region spans roughly 2 500 000 km² and is generally considered to be one of the world's harshest and driest regions and despite the enormous land area is home to less than one million inhabitants.
The origin of the Ingerish name of the Great Helion desert is contested, the leading theory is that the Mazanic name of the desert is مؤذ الصحراء which roughly translates to 'The mischievous desert' at some point evolved from 'mischievous' to 'Rapscallion' and further to 'Hellion' as an older Ingerish word for a young treacherous individual. This name may then have stuck as the 'Great Helion Desert'
The Mazanic name (مؤذ الصحراء) or the 'Mischievous Desert' refers to the often time treacherous and harmful nature of the scorching sands
The majority of the desert is covered in unending dunes of sand with barren rocky mountains dotted across the landscape. Large basins of sand and dunes reaching altitudes of -200 meters below sealevel.
Short mentions of important events in the Great Helion desert by era
The Great Helion Desert is believed to have been significantly more humid in the distant past and may have once resembled a steppe, supporting early hunter-gathering populations as early as 200 000 years ago.
2000BCE - 500BCE
500BCE - 1000CE
Served as a spreading medium for Islam through Badauan caravans
1000CE - 1500CE
Demirhan, Franquese and Castellanese colonies Badauan tribes officially absorbed into surrounding nations and colonies
1500CE - 2000CE
Demirhan, Franquese, Castellanese and Ingerish colonies Gharbiyan war of independence
Gharbiyan civil war [War between Gharbiya and TA024]
List of countries in the great helion desert
|Country||Area in the great Helion||Population in the great Helion||Native name of the desert|
|Gharbiya||470000 km²||367000 ppl||صحراء هيليون العظيمة|
List of cities in the great Helion desert above 10000 inhabitants
|Dunha||231,000||Gharbiya||Coast of the Hesperis sea|
|Name||Country(s)||Type||Year of completion||Remark|
|Great Transhelion Railway||Gharbiya, Castine||Railroad||1981||800km long railway between Dunha and Atlashville|
|Western Helion Railway||Gharbiya||Railroad||2002||500km long railway between Lahrlan and Aratzaheed|
|Gharbiyan M4||Gharbiya||Highway||1934||Fully paved road between Lahran and Aratzaheed|
|Gharbiyan M9||Gharbiya||Highway||1986||Fully paved road between Dunha and [مدينة كبيرة]|
|Gharbiyan M11...||Gharbiya, TA024, Castine||Highway||1999||Fully paved road between [Location in TA024] and [Location in Castine]||