Project Realm. Sculpting the World, Part 32

Chainer’s Redoubt was a bit of an odd region to create. Considering the clear marking on the map it must have been a fairly important location in the story, but I can hardly remember anything about it! It wasn’t until I set up the Island of the Darkness that it was fleshed out and received more of an identity. Despite what little I knew writing this installment went remarkably fast and I like how it turned out. And that doesn’t happen all that often, so I’m glad.

Again no map, but a link to the map of the Island of Darkness as a whole, where Chainer’s Redoubt is highlighted in a greenish/brownish colour. I still haven’t gotten around to recreating the highlighted maps again, which is probably something I should be working on a bit more. Really shouldn’t take more than a day, as long as I actually do it. ^_^

EDIT (04-08-2015): the map with the actual region highlighted has been added.

Sculpting the World

7.2. Chainer’s Redoubt

Landscape: Extending for 1,000 km North to South, 1,500 km from East to West and a strip of about 750 by 250 km along the Western coast Chainer’s Redoubt is the headquarters and safe haven for slavers in the Realm. It consists mostly of a large sandy steppe, mostly flat but occasionally containing low hills. Dark rocky outcroppings and boulders are scattered along the land, the mostly eroded remains of what used to be larger hills or even mountains. A long series of high dunes runs along the coast from the slaver’s main harbour in the North to halfway down the island’s Western coast, serving as both natural wall and outlook for its inhabitants. Small slaver towns and camps are found across the region, but are mostly concentrated on the Northern coast and become less frequent further away from the main harbour and the dunes.

Climate: Chainer’s Redoubt has a steppe climate, a cold semi-arid one in particular. Temperatures are mild to high during the summers and range range from low to freezing during the winters . Precipitation is uncommon and mostly occurs during the winters, when rain and snow fall on occasion. Wind is an almost constant factor in Chainer’s Redoubt, most importantly because of the dust storms it creates. These are extremely deadly and often strike with hardly any warning and form the biggest natural threat to both the inhabitants and travelers of the region.

Flora & Fauna: There is very little plant life in the areas of Chainer’s Redoubt bordering the mountains and the Dark Plains. In the North-Western part of the steppes, however, low shrubs and bunch grasses grow. These become more common the further one moves from this area. Along the coast floral growth is more abundantly present in the form of high grasses, particularly in and close to the dunes on the Western and North-Western coast.

Most animals are those used by the slavers as transportation and beasts of labour and burden. Indigenous animals include wild horses, foxes, poisonous snakes and gerbils. Their numbers, while not overly rare, are fairly small and many of the horses have now been tamed by slavers for their speed and strength. Various kinds of saltwater fish and seabirds can be found in and above the sea along the Northern and Western coast. The other animals, including camels, dogs, falcons and pigeons, have either been brought by slavers when they came to the island or taken in raids on sea or nearby islands.


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.

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