I Think I Dropped My Map...
10/26/2013 01:38:29 am
What you SHOULD have done is taken the left turn at Albuquerque. But nobody's perfect.
10/13/2013 03:29:17 pm
hmm...(know my opinion hardly matters) I dunno why, but I always pictured Cana on the shores of a sea. Actually i think i do, its that whole Morning and Evening Star bit. There never was an explanation for it so I assumed it meant something like the kingdom ended/began at either the eastern or western ends of the continent (maybe because its the first place to see the sun in the morning or something)
10/21/2013 02:33:49 pm
Most RL cities are on a trade route; a road, river, or coast. There aren't any coasts on this map, roads aren't shown, and for some reason the river must not be used for trade. Something to do with territories being preferable to medieval tech for moving goods, perhaps?
10/24/2013 10:18:36 am
Good Point. I missed that the whole river and trade bit.
10/26/2013 01:43:49 am
And I'm back!
10/14/2013 12:03:35 am
Very nice looking map, Will!
10/26/2013 01:44:09 am
10/14/2013 05:20:35 am
Love it! Thanks, Will!
10/16/2013 12:23:04 am
I find the font hard to read where the letters are lifted up above a dot... And I can't tell what the little city/town icons mean--some are just slightly different from each other, with very small variation in size. I think it would be clearer if this were standardized per size of town. Or even simplified into stars and dots of various sizes.
10/26/2013 01:48:26 am
Hm...that's a good point. Myria and Cana have special icons (to denote the fact that Myria's the only shown village, and Cana is the capitol), but I think all the rest only vary for the sake of variety.
Wow just Wow! The maps look great btw but thats not why i came here.
10/17/2013 05:17:52 am
I think someone...maybe it was Kai said that they found the dolls in the Territory, here and there, and they just brought them all together. I don't think all the advisors were made by Valin, though it seems several of the ones revealed so far have been.
10/26/2013 01:53:22 am
Don't praise me too much, Matt. If my head swells any more, I won't be able to fit into my hats.
10/16/2013 09:43:28 am
Drop it like it's hawt. Never cared for maps, but good for those who do.
10/26/2013 01:55:16 am
I'm not going to lie to you, J: I don't really care about maps either. I only drew one so I could keep everything straight. As a reader, I never look at the map, ESPECIALLY not in a series where practically every long journey is undertaken through a twisted otherworldly Territory rather than over land.
10/17/2013 02:55:31 am
Nice, I personally think there should be more terrain and maybe some marks where battles occurred.
10/26/2013 01:57:19 am
1.) Yeah, I left much of the map bare intentionally, because I can fill it in later if I need to. That was on the advice of my map designer, but I think he's correct.
10/19/2013 10:45:29 am
Hey, I'm in the mountains again, so no new blog post today.
10/24/2013 10:53:51 am
Hope your over the insidious bug you had. Sorry about nitpicking your map, ^^. Its a pretty map, but...Orca, Liam, Valerie, and I all had suggestions. Hope you've had a chance to review them. Enjoy the mountains.
10/25/2013 10:36:22 am
I am skeptical of this Will. The name is not highlighted. What is this?
10/26/2013 01:58:33 am
IMPOSTER! Away with ye, and your un-highlighted chicanery!
10/19/2013 05:26:54 pm
Our mountain warrior must do what he has too do
10/19/2013 05:28:27 pm
No problem if you don't understand that... I was following my train of thought
10/26/2013 01:59:48 am
Are those names references to something specific? Because if so, I'm not sure that I've read it.
10/20/2013 07:59:17 am
hey i was thinking there are several series i would like continued but yours has jumped to the top ten and i had some ideas. The first two books have been all about Simon gaining experience and powers form Vallenhall but their are other main characters that you haven't had the time to invest in such as Leah. Maybe the mini series that you are working on can build on to those characters and how they gain powers or just travel in their territories.
10/20/2013 10:30:41 am
Hmm. speaking of Leah it is going to be interesting to see if she uses the Crimson Eye she received as her inheritance in Book 3. It seems like it will be a good supplementary artifact for her main territory Lirial.
10/21/2013 08:17:18 am
I would also like to see her grow stronger in her main territory Lirial since she has a few full members of the dragon army she could probably gather several artifacts form tombs with their help.
10/26/2013 02:03:31 am
Mike: Thanks! I'm glad you're enjoying the series!
10/21/2013 08:32:11 am
I think one other map is needed especially if there is going to be a mini series since the main territory is Vallenhall i think there needs to be a rough map of the know rooms and the powers that are available it Vallenhall travelers.Such as what was that arrow of light that Vallen used In his first battle with simon is it a power or special summoned item. Man the ideas about this storyline just continue to fill my head. Plz let the story be as good as the first two books!
10/24/2013 10:35:26 am
Now this is just my take on it i guess, but when I read that battle, I thought the bow was probably just a bow from the Armory briefly shown in book 1. How to put it.........A summoned bow with unlimited ammo?, I mean all the other weapons that were seen summoned from the Armory in book 2 (Kai does so for example) were able to be used instantly so idk. Made sense to me that Vallenhall would have one energy/ranged weapon.
10/25/2013 06:03:26 pm
It also makes you wonder what other powers valinhall should have used...
10/26/2013 02:20:48 am
I had planned to make it much, much worse, but your heartfelt entreaty has reached my ears.
10/26/2013 10:02:59 am
will i have a question about the powers of valinhall do u have a rough list of the powers or do u add them in only as they're revealed. if you do have a list i would greatly appreciate if you would maybe include that in COL
10/29/2013 03:25:22 am
I have a list, but I'm not going to include it in CoL. I might include a list of the powers discovered so far, though.
10/26/2013 02:37:29 am
Sorry, I retread and realized I had not made it clear... What I meant was at the end of the CV the raganarus incarnation makes the king a incarnation, but if u r an embodiment of a territory how could u ever want to pass power ? It makes no sense... It means that passing the torch is part of the territory
10/26/2013 08:55:46 am
Ah, I see what you mean. In that particular case, it works a little differently for each Territory. She's not passing power so much as she is awakening his potential as an Incarnation. She can only do that with his consent.
3/26/2014 08:10:27 am
I love this series, I just picked t up and red the entire thing in a weekend. One thing I noticed is you don't mention a lot of the territories in the books very much. After you finish your miniseries you should take a look at making a guidebook of sorts to all the territories. This is an amazing series and I can't wait for the last book.
3/27/2014 03:02:55 am
That's one of the things the Traveler's Gate Chronicles (short stories) were meant to do: fill in the blanks for some of the Territories that we didn't get to see much of in the main trilogy.
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