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Here are some pictures of banyans, trees with aerial roots that eventually become as thick as the main trunk. By this means, a single tree can spread to cover a vast area. There is a report, from ancient times, of a single tree covering an area large enough that it could hide an entire army within it. It is a single tree of this kind that covers the whole of the Isle of Flies in […]

The Upper Reach

The image above is a new map that I drew, in the style of Neil Gower—who did the original maps, for the Second Edition. The second image, on the right, is my initial conception of the Upper Reach. At that time, the baobab grove (shown as small circles) was along the north bank, opposite the Isle of Flies. I refined my scheme by making a model. The first photograph is of the model as seen […]