The Carpenter and the Poet

J.L. Weinmeister After we leave Susanik, we cross the cold desert between the two forks in the mountain range. We make the journey as quickly as we can to escape this desolate landscape. You’re happy when we reach the other side, though we have mountains barring our way now. We stop for the night, soContinue reading “The Carpenter and the Poet”

Lance and the Magic Sword

J.L. Weinmeister We travel northeast to Tizremil and Pobaliz. Both are deep within the boreal forests of the north. Pobaliz is less fortified because it’s about as far away from the border as it can be without being in the tundra. That does, however, make it very cold. It may be autumn, but here itContinue reading “Lance and the Magic Sword”

Tournament of the Swords

J.L. Weinmeister We leave Taj, heading east through the forest. We spend a night under the trees before reaching the city of Rocco. Rocco used to be in the Mani Grassland, but after being burned down multiple times, it relocated to the eastern coast. It’s now the elvira’s center for marine resources. From there weContinue reading “Tournament of the Swords”

The Night Cosimia Burned

J.L. Weinmeister After a good night’s rest and a large breakfast, we board our rafts and continue to the next settlement downriver. As we move, you notice the landscape shift. We started in temperate grassland, but now we’re in the savannah. The grasses are taller and thicker here, and wildlife is far more prevalent. PerhapsContinue reading “The Night Cosimia Burned”

Winters of Starvation

J.L. Weinmeister We continue hiking south through the forest. The trees start to thin before dwindling into nothingness. Soft needle- and leaf-strewn earth becomes dry and dusty dirt. As we leave the cover of the trees, our shoes sink into fine sand. We’ve reached the Sorenis Desert. It’s a cold desert, so heat stroke isn’tContinue reading “Winters of Starvation”

King Liovel’s Magic Ring

J.L. Weinmeister We leave Burnham and civilization behind, journeying south through the mountains. We stick to the foothills. If we stray too far into the rugged peaks, we’ll encounter frigid temperatures and early snowstorms. The wilderness is our home for the next several days. You’re reminded of your time on Kareena because we see virtuallyContinue reading “King Liovel’s Magic Ring”

The Mellowmiran Monarchy

J.L. Weinmeister It’s time for us to return to the wilderness. We travel northeast, trekking deep into the forest. We follow a wide, level path that’s been cleared for travelers. Our next stop is the capital. We spend a night camped in the woods, and we all huddle together for warmth. The mellowmira have toContinue reading “The Mellowmiran Monarchy”

The Mellowmira

J.L. Weinmeister After our stay in Cosimia, we travel east to the smaller towns of Meenra, Ularramig, and Mazrin. They’re all in the boreal forest that makes up the majority of the mellowmiran territory. North of the forest is uninhabited tundra. Sometimes men travel there to hunt, but that’s the extent of their use ofContinue reading “The Mellowmira”