Seer of Yhog wrote:...and to think I was sweating bullets about trying to work in another map into my increasingly busy schedule!
I figured I'd throw a template out there that we can play with, although if you look closely you'll see that the 8mph map is really just a direct translation of the 24mph map at this point.
My real goal was to get to Taymora and start to flesh that out. The bad news is that I noticed some problems last night when I started mapping out the "Frontier Lands" and it looks like I'm going to need to go back and correct some problems in the 24mph BC 2300 map. The good news is that it looks like those problems are confined to the southern coast of Brun, so the work on the Shimmering Lands and Mogreth so far aren't affected.
Seer of Yhog wrote:I agree with you on Theliir - let's move it down to overlap with Tel Akbir. Never let reality or geography get in the way of a good storyline,. I always say.
On Ssugath, let's extend a narrow bay inland to the town, but not all the way. The rest of the territory can be swamp. I think, when Ssugath was founded, the bay extended all the way to the port, but as time passed it silted over, and now hundreds of slaves toil year-round to dredge a navigable channel to the usually empty stone piers.
Ok, Theliir - check. I'll move it down to overlap with Tel Akbir.
Ssugath I'll keep overlapping with Tameronikas and go in and add the silted over bay. Love that idea, by the way.
Hugin wrote:Would Theliir have grown in importance as a port city as Ssugath's port became unusable? Would there have been a trade route from Theliir linking to Ssugth? What would be Theliir's fate?
I love the idea of slaves dredging out a silted over bay in Ssugath, so the city would still probably do some amount of sea trade. I think you are right about a trade road to Theliir as well though. I'll put in a trail for now so we can see how it looks.
[Note: Theliir is on the outskirts of Mogreth, and it's probably that anything coming in through Theliir but bound for elsewhere in Mogreth, would have to pass through Ssugath. So there may be trails leading out from Ssugath as well. Possibly to Ussur? After that the Lizards would probably transport goods by barge (on the Issus). Hmmm... what kind of pack animal would they use to pull those barges upstream?]
As for Theliir - and this is just my impression of things - I'd say that although it's in a great location (for both trade and defense), it's probably not built in the lizard's number one preferred habitat (which would seem to be something more swampy). You may be right that Theliir's rise is linked with Ssugath's fall. I like that ideas as well.