The lowlands are the relatively flat terrain at the base of the plateau-continents. Lowlands, also called foglands, are permanently engulfed in fog with limited light penetrating that far through the sea of clouds above. A few struggling native shrubs and bushes can be found there at the highest portions of the lowlands bordering upon the midlands, within a kilometer of the ‘border’ of the two layers. The terrain is often rough and rocky, which combined withe the diminished light and the obscuring mists makes the lowlands hazardous to navigate. Mining expeditions and water collection are the primary industries in the lowlands, with only limited and cautious penetration into the lowland regions.