Good points, all. It would certainly be possible to use a new border style to show that it's disputed, but in general the Known World maps tend to gloss over these issues, so it's probably best not to complicate things too much.Gecko wrote:As you imply, borders of the area and era are not precisely defined and laid-out by treaties, especially in uninhabited (at least by any civilized societies/peoples) wilderness mounatainous areas.
Do the Heldannic Knights and Denagoth even have any political contacts?
The individual maps could implicate biases of the in-game mapmakers, or governments (ie Denagoth claims all the mounatins while Wendar & the knights claim a buffer), or simply the expansion of claims at different time frames.
Perhaps, to use a modern convention, a dashed "undefined" or "disputed" or "claimed" border style of line should be used, but even that implies more roughly agreed upon borders than what I wouold invision for the Knights vis-a-ve Denagoth (though could work for Wendar w/ respect to Denagoth).
It really comes down to how you want to develop Heldann. If there are mines in the mountains, there will be a good reason for Heldann to claim them. On the other hand, they could be infested with humanoids. But even if they are, Heldann may still claim them at least on paper.