moving from the colossal arthropod-infested jungle ruins and mega fauna grasslands of the northern roads, one would find almost all of the major water systems in the secondary continent, save for the three in the sand plains, lead to the great eastern freshwater plains. a massive area spanning several states wide completely submerged in freshwater, with some areas forming into vast shallow marshes covered in giant lily pads and stalky plants, dense freshwater groves, or deep lakes filled to the brim with teeming aquatic life, from dog-sized spring tails, ambush shrimps to literal giant water serpents that only legends could’ve conjured up.
here too, the nomads persevere. The eastern and northern nomads has a shared ancestry and both are in good terms with each other, occasionally engaging in trade around their borders.
The eastern nomads have some key differences in lifestyle from their northern brethren. Instead of constantly avoiding creeping jungles and dense vegetated areas, the easterners ironically follow them instead, setting up their plastic tents and tying up their makeshift rafts or boats to tall water bamboo-like growths, or the mangroves that provide a good support with their intertwining aerial roots. The easterners must constantly follow the growth paths of these vegetation so that they have a place to set up their homes and have constant source of wood and plant materials to build or fix their rafts, or a place to hunker down when seasonal flash floods occur, And these places are also where the smaller fish and edible creatures hide from the open water giants, perfect for the nomads to take advantage of. Though these water jungles aren’t spelling dooms to anyone who enter them like the northern ones, they do come with their own dangerous denizens, semi aquatic arthropods, predatory raptor-like crane birds and other amphibious lifeforms plague the easterners as much as the north and they must keep constant watch to keep their community safe.