the areas of California, tir tairgire, and salish-shidhe have all become booming, subtropical jungles. the cities of old are buried and lost, except for the occasional ruin. there is little trace of mankind ever setting foot on this land. it is considered wild, and dangerous territory.
The coastline from the sea to roughly the Rocky Mts is as follows: The coast is in tatters, literally. It seems like the San Andreas fault simply didn’t have the willpower to hold any longer. The resulting movement tore new mountains up while splitting the coastline into islands. 99.9 percent of the population was whiped out by earthquakes, flood, radiation and nuclear blast. Only ghouls, trolls, and orcs have the physical power to live in these desolate peaks. Many are strung toghether in a loose bridge system. Many cannot support the weight of vechiles.
Also, the astral plane is teeming with horrors. In many places, the material and astral meet, and a physical person can slip between the two worlds. Only the strongest of willed can force themselves back onto their home plane. Others must find the exact spot they entered, or be doomed to battle the astral forces with few abilites…