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NOTE: This article is about the playable terrain added in ArmA 3's Contact DLC. For the landlocked nation of the same name, see Livonia (country).


Livonia, better known as the Nadbór region, is a playable terrain in ArmA 3. It was added with the release of the Contact DLC.

Overview

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« Arma 3 Contact’s 163 km2 Eastern European terrain covers the partly abandoned Nadbór region within the larger Polish-speaking country of Livonia. This landlocked NATO member state shares borders with four other nations, including the Russian exclave Kaliningrad and CSAT partner Belarus, which inherently makes it a place of great geo-strategic importance. Its woodland locale is composed of a big set of completely new structures, props, and natural objects, complemented by objects from other Bohemia terrains.
Official terrain description
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Nadbór's picturesque farmland in the Biela Valley region.

Nadbór represents one of Livonia's three administrative districts, and is a part of the Andrzejów Division.

The region has been the site of several significant historical events throughout the nation's existence. During the Second World War, the town of Topolin became the site of a bloody massacre when defeated Wehrmacht troops attempted to flee from a penal battalion of Soviet soldiers in 1944.

In the Cold War, the subsequent occupation of Livonia by the Soviet Union turned Nadbór into a hotbed of anti-Soviet resistance activity. The last known band of partisans were known to have based their operations out of the region, though they were ultimately exterminated by the Soviets in 1965.

Since Livonia's independence, the Nadbór region has been converted into an army training area in the mid-late 1990s. As of 2035, it was designated as the main site of the biennial "Electron" joint military exercises held between Livonia and its NATO allies.

Military radar outpost.

As the southern half of the region falls within the military exclusion zone, it has been largely abandoned by the civilian population. Only the northern half (specifically the Upper Biela Valley) is populated by civilians; the majority are farmers and hunters, who have lived in the region for generations.

It has also been rumoured that Nadbór is the very birthplace of the traditional Livonian snack known as "jarzäbnica" - oatmeal topped with bitter-sour rowanberry jam. This has yet to be factually verified, however.

Geography

Topographic map.

More than half of the entire region is covered in woodland. Most of these forests are clustered around the southern half, and predominately consist of coniferous and deciduous trees/shrubbery.

Nadbór is well-known for its abundance of (edible) fungi but is also notorious for the large number of poisonous, brown-capped Deadly Galerina mushrooms; all of which only grow specifically throughout the region.

Similarly to the rest of the country, Nadbór is heavily populated by deer. Furthermore, approximately 700 wolves are estimated to live both inside the region and surrounding areas. Nadbór's remoteness coupled with its status of being a restricted and highly-militarised region, has ironically helped to preserve the population of such an endangered species.

In the northern half, the Biela River - nicknamed by locals as the "Valley of Blossoms" - streaks across the entire region and terminates at the heath swamps in the far north-east. The fertile soil has been appropriated for agricultural use, with much of the existing forests having been long cleared to make way for additional farmland.

Settlements

In 2035, the military exclusion zone was greatly expanded to encompass most of the lands south of the Biela River. With the sole exception of the city of Nadbór (itself connected to the outside world by a road corridor from Gieraltów), many of the smaller villages such as Widok or Radunin have been completely abandoned.

Outside of military exclusion zone, the Nadbór region has a total of ninteen settlements scattered across the region, with the city of Topolin serving as district capital of the Upper Biela Valley Region.

Settlements in Livonia
Cities BrenaNadbórTarnowTopolin
Towns BielawaGieraltówGliniskaLukowSobótka
Villages AdamówDolnikGrabinKolembrodyLemborkOlszankaPolanaRadaczSitnikZalesie
Military installations Camp KonradCamp KresnikCamp MagnesLukow AirfieldRodzanicaShapka-41SIŁA Factory
NOTE: Abandoned settlements that fall within the region's military exclusion zone are deliberately left out.

Points of interest

Located near the town of Bielawa, the ruins of the Branżów Castle was once the home of Jan of Branżów (circa 1213-1265 CE).

From the castle, he and his descendants would continue to rebel against the Knights of the Teutonic Order for several decades until it was finally sacked in 1306 CE.

The River Biela runs through the upper half of the Nadbór Region. In Livonian mythology, the river is often personified as a benevolent spirit in the form of a white snake.

Its mineral-rich waters have contributed to making the surrounding lands particularly fertile for agricultural produce. Thanks to this, the region is often referred to the by the locals as the "Valley of Blossoms".

Main article: SIŁA Factory
A munitions and weapons development facility, the SIŁA Arms Factory was once famous for producing some of the finest sporting and hunting rifles in the world. It was shut down and relocated in 1995 due to stability issues with its foundation.

Gallery

Trivia

  • The terrain is based after the north-eastern parts of the Chřiby mountains, south of the city of Kroměřiž in the Czech Republic.
  • Livonia is the second landlocked terrain to be added to ArmA 3 after Weferlingen, though it is considered to be the first "official" one due to the latter's semi-official status.

External links

See also

Playable terrains in ArmA 3
Altis (Amsterdam) • Cam Lao NamGabretaKhe SanhLivoniaMaldenSefrou-RamalStratisTanoaVirtual RealityWeferlingen
Official DLC: Apex DLC | Contact DLC
Creator DLC: Global Mobilization - Cold War Germany | S.O.G. Prairie Fire | CSLA Iron Curtain | Western Sahara
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