Category Archives: Maps

Book 4 Prep: Maps

With the beta readers at work and the cover art being produced, the time has come for me to work on my maps again.  This damn book covers almost the whole of the north, plus it hangs around in Bahlaer … Continue reading

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Book 3 Maps

Getting ready to assemble the book now, which means maps!  Or…well, a map.  Unlike Book 2, when I did a large split-map because the characters were ranging all across the Imperial Heartlands, this time I think there will be just … Continue reading

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Culture Composites: Wyndon

Another week, another look at the dysfunctional kingdoms, city-states and protectorates of the northern continent.  Today we have Wyndon, the second protectorate to be actually visited in the series — as opposed to being seen in flashbacks and dreams.

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Culture Composites: Illane

Erica asked me to do Riddian next, but I had to veto that — we don’t see the province of Riddian until Book 3, whereas we start Book 1 in the city-states of Illane.  And I actually have a map … Continue reading

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Mentalism and Miscellaneous Maps

Since I haven’t posted in a week, I feel obligated, but I can’t seem to muster the energy to flesh out one of my waiting drafts.  Instead, I’ll pin up the maps I’d either done right before my computer issues … Continue reading

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Age, Anniversaries and Life Expectancy

Since yesterday was my birthday (yay me!) I have decided to take today to talk briefly about birthdays and other age-related issues on Halci.

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Building Bahlaer, Part 1

In my previous post, I talked a bit about how I’m jealous of other people’s fancy maps.  As you probably know by now, I have lots and lots of my own maps, but the one I was specifically jealous about … Continue reading

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On Obsession (and Bahlaer)

This is partially by request of the husband of the lovely Erica Dakin (whom I link to all the time because she is awesome) and partially because it seems to be what makes my blog interesting to some people: my … Continue reading

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Gender and Sexuality, With Maps

I wanted to make some more maps but wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted them to be of, so I asked a few friends.  One of them asked for maps of fashion trends, but when I said I had no … Continue reading

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Fuel and Power, Expanded

On the heels of yesterday’s Technology post and subsequent discussion with Joachim Boaz, I looked at my Power Sources map again and decided it needed some more work. So much work that it expanded to three maps.

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