topic: Yden /

Labyrinth

Lying within the Yden, the Labyrinth covers the ridge connecting the Plain of Thrones to the Pillar of Heaven. It consists of an immense, hypostyle hall in which each column is a mausoleum for a past God Emperor, Empress or other important personage from the House of the Masks. There are over one thousand of these column mausolea. Originally they were free standing. It was only later that they were spanned by arches, and the […]

Osrakum (model)

I made this model to better understand the complex landform that resulted from the collaboration with Professor Ben Harte—alas, it was destroyed in a house fire. The crater of Osrakum contains the Skymere lake and has the Isle at its centre. On this island are the smaller cone and crater, that contains the Plain of Thrones, the Labyrinth, the Pillar of Heaven and the Forbidden Garden of the Yden. The edge of the large, almost […]

The Yden

The Yden is the region lying within the Ydenrim; the Ydenrim is the lip of a submerged, ancient crater. This lip rises some little way above the level of the lake. Much of the Yden is land that is the result of the subsided ash cone of the volcano of which the Pillar of Heaven is the only remains—that volcano’s main vent solidified into basalt. The rest of the Yden consists of shallow lagoons whose […]