VOLCANIC KINGDOM

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I had an insane idea for a kingdom in my future fantasy books. I am envisioning a kingdom that is volcanic in nature. With a volcanic kingdom, the inhabitants would have access to both igneous rock and volcanic ash. Igneous rock and lava have a high iron content, which will come in handy when it comes to forging armor, weapons, and other metallic items. Volcanic ash is one of the best fertilizers in the world, which would help the kingdom’s farmers fertilize their fields. As I contemplate this idea, I will be drawing inspiration from Iceland, which not only has a history with my viking ancestors, but also has several active volcanos. It is often said that hard places breed hard people and if these people live in a volcanic environment they would be the hardest people of them all.

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2 thoughts on “VOLCANIC KINGDOM”

  1. I think it’s the other way around, I don’t think heat is the catalyst of technology, but rather cold is. Look at the cold places, England, the Netherlands, the desert at night, china, Russia then look to the tropics and Africa, all the Polynesian countries were half naked wielding spears! With very little technology compared to their colder counterparts.

  2. I think topography is a very overlooked way to give a setting some character. Sounds like a pretty solid idea with the opportunity to create some really excellent visuals.

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