|Yeah, all other kingdoms are pasty white.|
Unemployment makes one such as myself go to bitter extremes to feel productive, especially when under the scrutinizing eye of extended family. This want for productivity has led me to create more extensive maps of my self-created fantasy world that is the namesake and setting of my series Nagnomei. While I have (slightly altered over the years) world maps of the overall continent, I realized I needed, for my sake at the very least, to make detailed maps of each individual kingdom. And, in the process, I also created slightly encyclopedia-like fact sheets for the kingdoms. For whatever reason I decided to start with Nixey, probably because it’s part of the title of the first novel.
The maps mark important things such as rivers, mountains, highway routes, major religious sites (such as official temples), capital cities, and major (appx. 500+ people) villages. They’re not drawn to any particular scale or topography – basically whatever helps me as the author keep track of what goes where. Naming conventions are a mixture of words related to the moon, Celtic origins, and some made up funzies.
The full sized version of the map (taken with a digital camera, sorry, no scanner) can be viewed here.
AND NOW FOR ENCYCLOPEDIA BABLE!
A common misconception about Nixey’s religious practices is that they secretly sacrifice virgins to Alillia. Both the monarchy and Alillia herself condemn such acts as religious treason.
That was so much fun and productive. UNTIL NEXT TIME (aka when I finish the next map).