Just a thread where you can show off the map you created or had created for your story or whatever.
Feel free to comment on others you enjoyed, or describe your own for context.
Here’s my most recent creation which I’m super proud of.
Veltrissa is one of three continents on a moon world that orbits a larger celestial body.
The indigenous people of Veltrissa’s various regions share a common history with slightly differing details in which their ancestors came over to this world via the Aether bridges scattered across the continent.
Aether is believed to be a diety, and is the parent world to theirs. Aether is also home to the Eidolons, beasts that can be summoned and bonded to their Summoner via the gates.
It is common practice for people to summon Eidolons to assist them in their day to day jobs from hunting to herding, etc. However, summoning does not come without risks as is evidenced by the many beasts that roam the wilds of Veltrissa.
If one is unable to handle bonding with the Eidolon they summon, the beast will come across the bridge feral, and depending on its nature, could become hostile.
Some feral yet benevolent beasts are regarded as gods. Uadine is one such God for the people around the lake. As they believe Uadine brings good fortune to fishers and controls weather. While not all this is true, Uadine is docile and does grant favors to those who bring the proper offering. Depending on its mood, it will even influence the weather in favor of those who make an offering.
Many other beasts similar to Uadine exist in their prefered habitats as well, and are regarded and prayed too respectively by those living in or near their domains.
The three major regions are generally peaceful, but cautious of the other kingdoms. Travel and trade are only permitted to neutral merchants and the nomads of the firelands as peace between each region and Ravika due to Ravika’s generally waring and harsh culture. Tritton and Kaspia are mostly peaceful to each other due to the large expanse of wild lands and a mountain range between them, acting as a natural deterrent to both sides to invade.
Tritton controls a highly fertile land with various endemic flora and fauna used as exports for food and luxury alcohols, including the highly sought after honeyapple brandy.
Kaspia maintains a more Mediterranean coastal climate suited for wine.
Ravika, with its mostly arid and desert like climates, is a nation built on the ideals of the strong eat the weak. Kaspia and Tritton can not match Ravikas brutal strength in their warriors, but maintain a frail peace through exporting desired goods, and mostly praying Ravika decides not to invade for greed.
The Firelands contain tribes entirely nomadic and differing in culture between each one. There is no political structure governing all of the tribes, and most keep to themselves wandering the vast deserts and oases.