As an introduction to the chapters of my novel, I’m going to begin with the basics, starting with a map. This map is copyright an artist I met through a forum group. His username is coyotemax on deviantart.com. I sketched the basic design, but the actual illustration of the map is his doing. You can see it below.
This is a ‘current story’ map of my world, Adalan Eu. Here is an interesting little tidbit, although not a prominent part of the actual plot; the story is actually set on Earth. This is the reformed Pangea, the remerging of the continents on the other side of the planet after millions of billions of years. The continents we know today are completely lost in this new landmass. Humans and all other life we know today are gone, but humans still have left their mark. The dwindling souls of the dead remain, whispering of their want to see the world’s intelligent life reborn to cherish the world as it deserves.
They get their wish, and new life abruptly begins. (You’ll have to wait for the first chapter post to see how.) The city which the story generally centers around, the capital if you will, is Ea Mornen in the mountain valley to the west. Although it is labeled here as Ea Mornen, in the present of the story, it is renamed Arank. (Again, see the chapters for details on this.) There are many small towns and cities in the world, but none large enough to warrant labeling.
There is a very important aspect to this map and the human souls still bound to the earth, but I believe that will have wait for a new post all together. Coming in the next few days will be the description of the souls’ impact on the creatures of the planet and some creature descriptions and illustrations.
If anyone has specific questions on the map or anything mentioned in this post, don’t hesitate to ask. I may reveal some about the creatures or the souls and whatnot if asked. Until next post.
Deviantart link to map (for better sizing): Adalan Eu Map by coyotemax