The approaches to this island are protected by treacherous shoals and reefs. As such, the island has remained pretty much untouched by the hands of those living in the rest of the settled lands of the world. Extensive areas of the island are covered in light to heavily wooded forests, while the island itself is clearly separated into two halves by a large river that flows through the center of it from north to south before finally emptying its contents into the sea via a huge waterfall almost a mile wide. This often creates a heavy cloud of mist that shrouds the southern seaside areas of the island.