Project Realm. The Islands of the Realm, Part 2

Today in my broad sweep of the Realm I will describe the remaining parts of the Northern half of the map. Since yesterday’s part turned out longer than expected and I’m making attempts to cut down on my post length a bit, I’ll just dive right in today. As always, feel free to share any thoughts, feedback or whatever other comments you might have!

The Islands of the Realm

2. The Western Island (as of yet unnamed)

The westernmost island is among the more inhospitable in the Realm. Over a third of the land is covered by a massive desert wasteland known as the Desolate Plains. The plains are uninhabited aside from its southernmost part, where the world’s only habitat of the great sabre-tooth tigers can be found. Bands of desert raiders have made their home in the mountains east of the desert and come out at night to prey on unsuspecting travellers. South of the Desolate Plains the walled city of Sarkansa* can be found, stretching from the East to the West coast. Its inhabitants are often in conflict with the more primal barbarian tribes to their south. Even further down, a notorious group of pirates is based on the tip of the southernmost coast. Just North-East from Sarkansa, the port city of Kahlar Zana* and its people of traders are located. Lastly, just North of the Desolate Plains the desert abruptly ends, making place for an eerie forest called the Dark Wood. Here a powerful Demon Prince resides and has his Arena where he challenges anyone passing through to deadly games.

*Both these names are on the map, but hardly visible anymore. I’ve taken some good looks at them and eventually managed to find out what they very likely were. Sarkansa is actually one of two names I found where the name of the walled city was written (the other being Sarkantah). For now I’ve decided to go with Sarkansa, though it might be subject to change later on.

3. The Island of the Cold Blooded

This mostly warm and humid island is where the Lizardfolk reside. Although they consider themselves one unified people, they consist of various species, each of which has their own territory. In the North-Eastern area live the Skinks, the smallest and most numerous of the sapient Lizards. East from there the Pantathiëns or snake people can be found, as well as the Serpent Well where they and the giant sea serpents are born. From the well the Serpent River flows all the way into the Sea of Serpents on the North-West of the island. The South-Eastern part of the island is home to the Slan, large toad mages and the rulers of the Lizardfolk, as well as the Lizardfolk’s main stronghold. In the mountains to the South-West the brutish crocodile-like Kroxigor are located. Finally, in-between the mountains and Serpent River is a valley where various kinds of giant non-sapient wild lizards roam.

The Crown of the Sea

While not one of the islands, this hard to miss and remarkable landmark certainly deserves at least a mention. The Crown of the Sea lies at the centre of the Northern seas, in-between the Western Island and the Island of the Cold Blooded, and stretches out almost from coast to coast. It is a long range of massive and sharp rock spires sticking out of the water, with a single high arch in its centre. The spires stand closely together and their height above the water’s surface alone ranges from three to seven meters. Only through the centre arch can one travel through at all, although many a ship has been claimed attempting to do so.


Ever since a group of shoes held a birthday party a long, long time ago (though in a galaxy not that far away) a little boy’s appreciation for creation was born. And so, throughout the following years shoes partied, a dinosaur travelled through time, oddly shaped football players went on adventures, a young wanderer became a knight, a comedian rose to godhood, Jedi fought an evil empire, a war between cyborg warlords and human-insect hybrids engulfed the world… The boy had learned how with only words on paper (and from times to time a few pictures) he was able to bring people, places, even entire worlds to life. By now that little boy has reached almost the third decade of his life and his love for telling stories has not ceased. And finally, long after he had planned to, he has decided to share these stories with the world. Whether you are a new or already familiar face: welcome to this little archive of mine! This is a place where I will, finally, actually be sharing my writing with others. It will feature pretty much anything I feel like sharing, both old and new stories, fan-fiction and original content, and probably some non-fiction added in at times. So, if you like reading, writing, stories (or me ^_~), drop by, drop a comment (I can’t promise I’ll get back to you quickly, since I’m horrible at that, but I’ll do my best) and, drop it like it’s hot. … Sorry… ^_^; In any case, I hope you’ll enjoy yourself and I look forward to seeing you around!

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Who? Just your average descendant of two sea-faring peoples, recently graduated anthropology Master and aspiring author with a life-long passion for writing.

What? Uhm, human. I think... Also a bit crazy, but in a good way. I think...

Where? A land under the sea, far, far away. Occasionally with my head in the clouds.

Why? Trying to get both my work and my love for writing out there, sharing them with others and getting in touch with fellow writers, artists and other like-minded people.

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