I recently asked a question about’ “The feasibility of the coral highlands”, which come from a game called “Monster Hunter World”. In the game, there is another place, called, “The Rotten Vale”, which is essentially a sea of dead body’s.
The Rotten Vale resides right under the coral highlands, and is littered with dead body’s, rotting corpses, toxic fumes, and much much more. Like I said, the rotten vale is covered in a toxic layer of fumes which are actually a type of bacteria that can lower your health, or in this instance, kill you slowly, and is capable of turning even the most passive of creatures into aggressive beasts.
Deeper into the Vale, there resides pools of glowing acid, aside from this fact, I’m going to describe some of the life that live down there to hopefully give a better grasp of the question
So the plant life that resides in the vale consists of molds, mushrooms, funguses, pitcher plants, and sundews.
The animal life seems to be in a extremely slow state of flesh decay, however, a few apex predators seem to have adapted to this life with one adapting to losing its fur and replacing it with scales, another seemingly having a symbiotic relationship, in which allows for this creature to control the bacteria.
In the game The bacteria is known as the effluvium, which in and of itself is most likely a flesh eating bacteria.
So now that I’m finished with the descriptions, I’ll tell you what such place got me thinking about:
Is it feasible for the rotten vale to exist
How would a real world creature evolve to such nigh-inhospitable conditions