Map of Meridia and the Eight Provinces Since I have a major case of writer’s block, I’ve been passing the time doing some world-building. Literally. Click on the picture to see the small print better. Meridia and the Eight Provinces Share this:TwitterFacebookGoogleLike this:Like Loading... 7 thoughts on “Map of Meridia and the Eight Provinces” Add yours This is good; it makes the setting of the story, and various military skirmishes, much clearer. Which province has all the vineyards? PLEASE let it not be Edwal, even though the geography looks perfect (mountains sloping down to a sea-breeze plain). The coast of Orre and Alaine looks perfect for olive trees. I mention this because of a (possibly apocryphal) quote from Thucydides: “The peoples of the Mediterranean began to emerge from barbarism when they learned to cultivate the olive and the vine.” Since the people of this world have an ancient myth about the earth goddess Tella, why not name the land Tellaria? LikeLike Reply So Dylan hides out in Orre and is captured. Major Spoiler alert! LikeLike Reply Cripes, MM, I did that part of the map a while ago and had forgotten it was on there. You didn't think he was going to go quietly, did you? LikeLike Reply Meridia it is. I will banish “Tellaria” from memory. Mickeymouse113, you missed the real spoiler. Kisker had a blog update that YOU TOTALLY MISSED where she revealed that it is Liz, not Jenny, who winds up blowing the mothership to smithereens during the alien invasion scene. She took the blog post down almost immediately after posting it, though. Too bad you missed it. It was awesome. (Grins evilly). LikeLike Reply Baron, I admit, I totally forgot about “Tellaria” – but Tella and Helios is just one myth, not an important part of a dominant religion. Kind of like a myth of Athena or Zeus would be for us modern-day western folks. The spaceships!! I gotta work on the spaceships sequence. It's really thin. Better add in some ray-guns and sonic booms, and there aren't enough tentacles on the aliens….. (walks away muttering to herself…….) LikeLike Reply Major un-spoiler alert! This map was made long before I re-did book 3. Many things have changed. Do not believe that what is shown on the map is actually what happened! I just don't have access to my scanner right now to fix the original and re-scan it. Put a little virtual white-out over the parts mentioning Dylan Palm. LikeLike Reply So, before doing book 3 Dylan Palm was hiding out in Candover. Is Phillip Harkness against Jenny then??? Interesting. LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.