Dereno is where Pod number 25 is located, lodged within a vast ice field the Pod allows for views both above and below the sea level where the location boasts a considerable variety of aquatic flora and fauna.
An arctic environment, Dereno reaches temperatures of extreme cold. Above the sea level ice fields stretch out all around the Pod, dotted with large wind sheered columns of ice and curious looking trees that look almost like cacti.
Very little wildlife beyond the trees reside on the surface. Below the surface however, is a different story. Large coral columns rise from the depths like trees with a variety of fish swimming among the branches of coral.
Some explorers believe that the point of the Bahro Portal is to teach patience and observational skills, referring to it as the "Path of Observation".
But as it stands the true purpose of the Bahro Portal and how it fits into the grander scheme of things has yet to be identified.
Fan-tailed Icefish are one of the many various species of fish found in the waters of Dereno. Small in stature these fish are a metallic grey colour with fan like flippers.
They seem to group together with the Ruddy Angelfish and Striped Rockfish, sticking close to the coral structures that surround the Pod.
Kainyana looks like a cross between a large fish and a manta. They bare a very striking resemblance to the Kamkenta of Kahlo.
They appear to have a single compound eye at the front of their heads, but it could also be a filtering system for eating algae in the water much akin to the whales on Earth.
Koralibou is one of the coral variants that live under the Dereno waters. Unlike its counterpart Koralter, Koralibou grows upon flat rocky outcroppings as well as the seabed.
The living conditions within the water has allowed koralibou to grow exponentially, covering a large area within the area.
Koralter unlike its counterpart Koralibou, Koralter grows in a large tree like manner, lodging itself within the ice fields of Dereno and seemingly growing downwards away from the light source.
As a result of its difference in growth, Koralter has not expanded over such a large area like its counterpart.
Ruddy Angelfish are one of several species of fish found below the surface of Dereno. Small in stature these fish are a red colour with blue heads and tail fins..
Like the Fan-tailed Icefish, the Ruddy Angelfish like to group together with the other fishes, sticking close to the coral structures that surround the Pod.
Striped Rockfish is the third of the smaller fish species. Similar in stature to the Fan-tailed Icefish and Ruddy Angelfish, the Striped Rockfish are yellow with black striping and dots upon their tail fins.
They seem to group together with the Ruddy Angelfish and Fan-tailed Icefish, sticking close to the coral structures that surround the Pod.
Terhalla are one of the few life forms that grace the surface of Dereno. The Terhalla are large trees that bear a close resemblance to cacti.
Unlike most trees that have the foliage extending from the branches, the Terhalla keeps its foliage around the trunk which gives it a spikey appearance. The branches of the tree are thick cacti like growths that are akin to plant life found in Negilahn. It is currently unknown if the plants are related in some way.
Growing among the foliage of these trees appears to be sizable spheroid fruit yellow in colour.
Verdenchir are a spheroid life form that resides under the waters of the Age. It seems they feed off of nearby Koralibou releasing bubbles of oxygen into the surrounding water.
Despite the extent of the Koralibou growth the Verdenchir do not grow larger than a bowling ball. As of yet it is unknown if they are a form of plant life or some other form.
DRC Restoration Notes
Ready for Final Approval. 1.19.07
Approved for Release 3.15.07