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Chapter Makar

The map above shows the location of Makar, near the southern edge of the Guarded Land, and at the head of a canyon system that runs down to the Leper Valleys. It is the terminus of the Great South Road from Osrakum. The second map shows Makar in some detail. The city proper is the curving red element that is shaped a little like the body of a peeled prawn. This part is ancient and […]

The Guarded Land

The Guarded Land plateau, with the Osrakum caldera at its heart, showing the network of raised roads with its watchtowers. The road that runs around the edge of the plateau links cities, such as Nothnaralan and Makar, into the defensive system called the Ringwall. Each city is garrisoned by a legion. The cities in the interior are each garrisoned by two. The greatest city of all is the City at the Gates lying at the […]

The Leper Valleys

With north to the top, the map above shows the southern margin of the Guarded Land plateau (orange) where it meets the northern margin of the Earthsky (pale yellow) – another, though lower, plateau. They meet at Lepers’ Gorge cut by the river flowing from east to west, issuing from the Gorge into the widening delta of the Leper Valleys proper. Here the river unravels into many channels, eventually disappearing altogether into the swamp—the green […]