Ready? This is a riddle that will be fun and reasonably easy for anyone experienced with the subject matter; otherwise it will likely prove difficult (though I think there are enough clues that you could piece some amount together). Try your hand if you think you can manage it:
I'd like to describe a magical place;
Where an archipelago fills the space.
There are other climates: mist, murk, mountain;
But all give way to the islands about them.
Some are quite green, vegetation-adorned;
Some filled with lava from which they were formed.
Besides all of these, there is one more land:
Lifeless and barren, its harvest is bland.
Spreads infertility, a rotting gust;
Looking for fear? Grab a handful of dust.
Delve into the isles, 3 natives you'll find;
And each one of them 3 more of their kind.
The first is a creature of quite small size;
An agile predator that snakes despise.
It eludes attempts to kill or cripple;
In an eye's blink, its size can triple.
Next is a man, an entemologist;
He's in need of a good psychologist.
Jars of experiments clutter his shelf;
Out of test subjects, he turns to himself.
The third is a beast of terror and dread;
What doesn't grow dies. It feeds on the dead.
Just like its cousin, its hunger for fawns
Is only surpassed by its hunger for Hans.
A stay on these isles can be quite fright'ning;
The storms abound with all types of lightning.
If all of these facts leave you in a daze;
This upcoming truth will really amaze.
The forces there excel at bereaving
They stifle any attempts at leaving.
Understand? Can you determine what this riddle is describing? What is the "place" in the riddle? Who are the "natives"? A correct answer will include explanations of the hidden meaning in the lines (you may not catch them all at first). I put a lot of work into this one so I hope y'all like it. Go!