Nova Island is the first island open to exploration in Mother 3.5. It's where Lucas (Mother) lives and starts his journey. Nova Island is where Nova Village is situated, the village started by the group of people who live in the Nowhere Islands at the start of the game. The island sports a large canyon area north of the village, with the Nova Canyon Temple located somewhere within, as well as the entrance to the First Cave of the Future. The large canyon area is generally avoided though, as Nova Village is really the only part of the island people pay real attention to. Despite the hospitable climate of the village, once one explores the plain and canyon of the island, Nova Island is revealed to not be the peaceful place it once was.