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Sketch of the Crag

The first diagram shows the Crag (that lies at the heart of the Grove) as it might appear to someone standing in the clearing below the Ancestor House. This was the original conception that I derived from the second diagram. As it came to be used in The Standing Dead and The Darkness Under The Trees, the scale should be perhaps a little larger… but not much. Note the contrast between the modest scale of […]

The Crag

The first diagram shows the Crag—lying at the heart of the Grove—as it might appear to someone standing in the clearing below the Ancestor House. This was my original conception derived from the second diagram. As it came to be used in The Standing Dead, the scale should be perhaps a little larger… but not much. It should also be noted that I decided to move the cistern from where it is shown on the […]

The Grove

The Grove is the collection of cedars, or mother trees,┬ácovering the slopes of the hill that rises at the centre of the Koppie. All the koppies of the Plainsmen are built around such a hill, and the grove of the Ochre is typical. The first diagram is a rough sketch showing this mound, surrounded by the Homeditch (only a few of the cedars are shown). At the very summit of the hill, at the heart […]