Zendrolion wrote:East Riding
It's from CM9 - the eastern village in Fenhold. I came across it today while reading up about Fenhold.
Great! I was sure I had seen it somewhere. And yes, I agree it shouldn't appear on the 8-m map (like many of the small villages of the Valley of Wolfes, for example).
Anyway, if that's right for you, I'll continue to put in my posts all infos I can find about a given country; then we'll decide which will fit on the 8-m map and which will not.
From the original thread on this, I think it came from a desire to use the name in general, with the view presumably being that the name applies to the whole area rather than just the forest. And whoever proposed that it go in its current location presumably thought that the Emerlas forest should be placed here rather than northern Alfheim. (It's not impossible, although it would take some creative adjustment.)
Of course I was considering the label misplaced according to O2's original positioning of the Emerlas area. If we can find a good solution to move it (one which saves most canon material), we can also use the label differently. Anyway, I'd prefer to work on the size of Emerlas area, while leaving it where it is (uppermost tip of the Canolbarth).
2) Athenos: IIRC this city has 15,000 inhabitants. Shouldn't it have the "city" symbol instead of the "town" one?
Interesting - if you're right, then it was an official decision (mistake?) to mark it like this. Although I suppose it is on the borderline.
Same as Retebius (Thyatis), I think - which, by the way, has been given the "city" symbol instead.
3) Orclands's settlements: how about indicating them with a different symbol (i.e. not "tower/keep", which to me seems a little unsuited for settlements of 5,000 or 10,000 orcs).
That's a tricky one - interesting, though.
It seems that the official maps often used these symbols to indicate humanoid settlements, regardless of the population. I guess probably it just represents a fortified settlement. What would you propose we change them to?
Then why they indicated Dast (an orc settlement, IIRC) with the "village" symbol?
Along those that was done with Fort Doom (Karameikos), which has been indicated with the "fort" symbol instead of "town" one (despite having 10,000 inhabitants), we could use "fort" symbol also for these humanoid strongholds.
We could use the "fort" symbol for any fortified settlement with mostly military purposes but also with a civilian population, within the "town" range regarding the number of inhabitants (from 1,000 to 14,999). This would save the use of "fort" symbol for Darokinian forts, which, IIRC, have all (ar almost all) a population higher than 1,000 (considering civilians + military). Strongholds with less than 1,000 inhabitants could be represented with the "castle" symbol. "Keep/Tower" symbol could be used instead for fortified holdings without civilian population.
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