- "Not because the jungle kills you. You get it? Just because it is what it is. The Jungle doesn't do anything. It's just a place. It's a place where many, many things live…and all of them die. Fantasizing about it—pretending it's something it's not—is fatal. That's your free life lesson for the day, keep it in mind."
- ―Nick Rostu
On the planet Haruun Kal, the Korunnal Highland was a continent-sized plateau that was the only habitable area of the planet, as it was the only area that sat high enough above the toxic cloudsea that encapsulated most of the lowlands to support life. Except for Pelek Baw, the capital of Haruun Kal, the entire plateau was covered by dense, deadly jungle.
- Shatterpoint (First appearance)