Today will feature the last part of my broad sweep of the Realm, where I will be looking at the last remaining island and one other location. This will end this phase of Project Realm, but there’ll be more of that later. First, let’s dive right into today’s locations! Thoughts, feedback… Well, you know the drill! ^_~
7. Island of Darkness (placeholder name)
This island holds the most malicious beings in all of the Realm and few outside would visit it by choice. A massive mountain range covers a large part of the island and surrounds the central area, known as the Dark Plains. The despotic Demons are the island’s iron fisted rulers. They have their main fortress on the South-Eastern part of the mountains and control a haven on the central Northern coast, thereby overseeing both entrances to the plains not going through the mountains. Just to the North-West of the Demon fortress stands the towering Fire Mount, an enormous volcano of which the scorching heat is said have no equal in the entire Realm. In the area near the Fire Mount dwell the Dragon Demons. Descended from both creatures they are named after, these terrifying creatures are among the most powerful in the Realm. The camps of the militaristic Minotaurs are located on the Eastern side of the plains. To the far South the highest peaks of the mountain range can be found and it is here where fearsome Dragons have their nests. Finally, on the North-Western coast, the only inhabited region on the island outside of the Dark Plains, an organization of slavers has their haven and main base of operations. They have an alliance of convenience with the peoples living of the Dark Plains and on rare occasion trade with the Dark Elves on the island to the South-West.
The Endless Mist
The Endless Mist has been an age-old mystery. Knowledge of it extends no further than the fact that it covers most of the far Southern seas of the Realm. It consist of a fog so thick that seeing into it is impossible, even when close to it. Some speak of strange other worlds that lie on the other side, others say there is nothing there and the world ends where the Mist begins, but so far no theory has been proven. People have ventured into the Mist, attempting to pass through it and find out for themselves what lies beyond, but none of them have ever been heard of again.
And that concludes The Islands of the Realm. That was quite an enjoyable little endeavour, if I do say so myself. ^_^ But now it is time for the next stage of the project, where I will be going into more detail on all the locations, species, cultures and other aspects of the Realm. It won’t be a small or easy task, but it’ll be so much fun! ^_^ This will very likely take more planning and time, so Project Realm probably won’t be a daily feature anymore, at least for a bit. In the meantime I will still be posting daily, though, and once I have planned things out and know more on which direction I want to take, I hope for things to speed up again. I hope those who have been following me on this project so far will continue to do so and keep enjoying what they see. So to them, as well as those just joining or yet to join, until next time!